The advocate’s dilemma

October 20, 2013

Hippie, or hypocrite, either way, you can’t be a credible advocate.

Say you’re an advocate for doing something about climate change. If you’re Al Gore, clearly you’re not credible, because you own a big house. If you’re Eric Holthaus, decide that you’ll stop flying, are a vegetarian, and consider getting a vasectomy, you’re clearly some sort of a weirdo, and who would listen to a weirdo?

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