San Francisco airport became choked with dozens of carbon-spewing private jets last week as the rich and powerful flew into California for their farcical San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit.
Once again we see liberals wallowing in their “do as I say, not as I do” way of living as they expect us to live like we are still in the Stone Age while they eat caviar and fly around the world in “climate destroying” private jets.
These hypocrites had flown into San Francisco for California’s first Global Climate Action Summit because, you know, California considers itself to be its own nation.
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But, even as these hundreds of super rich liberals cavorted in the Golden Gate City, their actions made the joke to their supposedly serious claims that humans need to dial back their use of fossil fuels to “save the planet.”
As the Daily Wire Reported:
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that private jet traffic was up significantly at San Francisco’s airports last week, largely because of environmentalist bigwigs jetting into town to meet about how to discuss curbing carbon emissions.
Airport officials claim traffic was up 30% on the private runways at San Francisco International Airport, and that corporate jets “filled the landing area’s parking slots” and choked up air traffic.
The Chronicle wasn’t specific about who was using the private jets to pop in for the Climate Change conference, but the now-annual event featured a number of environmental A-listers, from Al Gore, to Harrison Ford, to Alec Baldwin and Dave Matthews, all of whom can afford to and choose to fly by themselves rather than find a more eco-friendly way to attend an event dedicated to saving the planet.
Make no mistake: private jets are major carbon emitters. According to The Guardian — far from a “climate denial” publication — “an hour’s flight on a private jet will emit more carbon dioxide than most Africans do in a whole year.” Given how few passengers ride in a jet at one time, the carbon cost per passenger is extremely high, too. A passenger jet, fully loaded, puts “between 200-300kg of carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere per passenger per hour.” A half full Lear Jet gives off “emissions per passenger-hour of 400-600kg of carbon dioxide.”
Even shrill alarmist Al Gore flew in on a private jet. In fact, his one jet flight is responsible for as much carbon dioxide put into the air as an average American household creates in two full weeks!
One other thing from the event also showed the left’s hypocrisy. The conference supplied a green-friendly electric shuttle for the attendees to use to get around San Francisco as they went out to eat and attended fancy parties. But, few used it preferring instead to use their hired limos, towncars, and SUVs.
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