Climate Hypocrites and the Media that Love Them

The not-so-green habits of Hollywood gasbags

Julia Roberts: The Voice of 'Mother Nature'

Net worth: $140 Million

Houses: Mansion in Malibu, California, house in Venice, California, Ranch in New Mexico, Apartment in Manhattan

Yachts, planes, cars: Part owner of a private jet (as of 2006)

Famous for: Actress (Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich)

Notable Quote:  “ inability to deal with science on a brainiac kind of level.”

Before becoming a world-famous actress, Julia Roberts had initially wanted to become a veterinarian. According to, Roberts “abandoned this dream when she realized that she had ‘an inability to deal with science on a brainiac kind of level.’” Apparently this admission doesn’t exclude Roberts from being an expert on climate science.

In a new PSA for Conservation International, Roberts declared that nature has “fed species greater” than humans and has “starved species greater” than humans.

“Some call me nature. Others call me ‘Mother Nature’,” Roberts narrated ominously. “I’ve been here for over four and a half billion years. 22,500 times longer than you. I don’t really need people, but people need me. Yes, your future depends on me. When I thrive, you thrive. When I falter, you falter. Or worse. But I’ve been here for eons. I have fed species greater than you, and I have starved species greater than you. My oceans. My soil. My flowing streams. My forests. They all can take you or leave you. How you choose to live each day, whether you regard or disregard me, doesn’t really matter to me. One way, or the other. Your actions will determine your fate, not mine. I am nature. I will go on. I am prepared to evolve. Are you?”

Wesley J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, told LifeNews that the tone of Roberts’ speech is becoming typical for the environmental movement. “Even conservation groups – a noble cause – now seethe with an unhealthy anti-humanism that is both nihilistic and destructive to the cause of better environmental practices. I mean, who is going to follow a flag proclaiming Humans are Cancer!”

Roberts co-wrote a USA Today op-ed with Hillary Clinton in 2011 advocating for cleaner cooking stoves for third world nations – to prevent climate change. According to the op-ed, the greatest danger from unsafe cooking stoves wasn’t from smoke inhalation or the risk of fire.

“The impact goes beyond people's health. Burning these fuels produces carbon dioxide, methane, and black carbon, which contribute to climate change. And cutting down trees for fuel causes natural habitats to dry up, forests to disappear, and soil to erode,” Roberts and Clinton wrote. Lower down on the priorities for replacing the stoves were imminent health risks or freeing up time so that women could get educations.

But Roberts owned at least part of a private jet through "pioneering fractional ownership company NetJets," according to NBC News in 2006. Roberts has also been spotted boarding private jets with her family as recently as December 2013.