Do as I say, not as I do.

(Mirror) — A controversial scientist flew 20,000 miles to Tahiti and back… to preach about global warming.

Prof Phil Jones’ trip to the Pacific is among more than a QUARTER OF A MILLION miles of air travel he has racked up in the past five years.

The boffin’s fuel-burning flights mean his carbon footprint is so big it would take 95 acres of trees a year to absorb it all, Government figures show.

Critics have blasted Prof Jones, who works on reports about the environmental dangers of flying, for “breathtaking hypocrisy”.

It is not the first time the scientist has felt the heat over his climate change crusade.

Prof Jones, 59, stood down as head of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit in 2009 after it was claimed leaked emails suggested that he knew data was manipulated to show evidence of global warming.

He was reinstated after insisting his science was “honest and sound”.

But Taxpayers’ Alliance spokesman Matthew Elliott said there was nothing sound about flying enough miles to circumnavigate the Earth 11 times to lecture about global warming in places including San Francisco, Beijing, Sydney, Seattle, Chicago and cities in Brazil and Canada.

HT: Climate Depot