Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Hollywood actor and supporter of climate action drives a tank-like SUV to run errands, Page Six reported. The star of the Terminator saga, who in recent years has actively supported measures to tackle climate change, was seen driving Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle.
The former California governor was spotted in a massive vehicle days after he met environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Schwarzenegger introduced Thunberg to his daughter Christina and they even went cycling together. On his social media, he called the 16-year-old his “friend” and “one of my heroes”.
It was fantastic to see my friend and one of my heroes @GretaThunberg last week and go on a bike ride around Santa Monica together and I was so pumped to introduce her to my daughter Christina. Keep inspiring, Greta! pic.twitter.com/3Q6ZuInJHY— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) November 4, 2019
Despite Schwarzenegger's strong condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s decision to abolish Obama-era environmental regulations calling it “backward thinking” and “un-American” he drives vehicles that can hardly be called eco-friendly.
The Hollywood star has various Hummers, an ex-military Dodge M37, an M47 Patton tank, a Mercedes-Benz Unimog and the Pinzgauer he was recently spotted in. Pinzgauers start at $18,000 and may cost upwards of $70,000, depending on the model.
Social media users have found Schwarzenegger’s behaviour hypocritical:
Arnold I use to admire you! Driving a tank a saying that your about climate control is totally hypocritical! Bye the way all that climate change stuff is a bunch of BS!— Mikale St Germain (@st_mikale) November 13, 2019
Haha did you drive your humvee or your tank to meet her? That tank you drive around polluting the air, does it have a bike rack on it? Grow up clown— Scott Donahue (@ScottDonahue73) November 13, 2019
Greta Thunberg’s meeting with Schwarzenegger came days after she met another Hollywood icon Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also an outspoken environmentalist. The 45-year-old actor posted a photo with the climate crusader on his social media praising her and saying that he hopes Thunberg’s message “is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that time for inaction is over".