Skip to comments.Over 1,000 Private Jets Expected to Descend on Davos as World Economic Forum (WEF) Leaders Preach Climate Change
Posted on 01/16/2023 6:10:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The World Economic Forum gets underway Monday in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday as hundreds of world leaders, business titans, and politicians will gather to privately discuss the issues of the day and make recommendations to reduce climate change, hunger, and poverty.
If you’re not concerned about the WEF’s doings, read RedState writer Nick Arama’s excellent article from Monday, “Michael Shellenberger Drops a Chilling Thread About the WEF That Gives Elon Musk the ‘Willies.’”
But how do all these leaders get there? Do they fly commercial then take a train, the likely option if you or I were to go? Do they rent a car, or ride alongside the unwashed masses on a bus?
Nope. Many of them drive in surrounded by huge convoys of gas-guzzling vehicles, while another bunch flies in on private jets, some of them on incredibly short flights. An estimated 1,500 private flights flew in and out of nearby airports in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, while Greenpeace puts the 2022 number at around 1,040. (When the radical environmental group highlights the incredible hypocrisy of the folks shaming you on climate change, you know they’re on shaky ground.)
Thousands of elites will fly into Davos on private jets this week to discuss how regular people should stop consuming so much
If this was really about saving the planet, why don't they do the conference over Zoom?
— Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) January 15, 2023
I wouldn’t begrudge these people for these flights if their actions weren’t completely at odds with what they preach. YOU must get rid of your gas stove, YOU must get an electric vehicle (despite the fact EVs are more expensive and their non-recyclable batteries are likely made with cobalt mined by slave labor in Congo), YOU must eat less meat, but US? That’s a different story—we do what we want.
The Washington Post reports on the numbers:
The [Greenpeace] analysis found that private jet flights were up 93 percent during the week in late May of the 2022 World Economic Forum compared with the weeks before and after the conference, which includes sustainability and global warming as a major focus of discussions. Long-haul private jet flights of greater than 1,860 miles, or 3,000 kilometers, were especially high compared with the baseline, according to the Greenpeace analysis, which was produced by CE Delft, a Dutch environmental consultancy, using private jet flight data at the airports near the location of the conference in the Swiss Alps.
One of the flights in the analysis traveled just 13 miles, or 21 km — and eventually went onward to the French Riviera resort of Cannes. [Emphasis mine.]
If you don’t want to come by plane, you could always join a huge automobile convoy:
The world’s highfalutin ‘elites’ will once again arrive at Davos next week for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting by private jet and motorcade to discuss a “net-zero future”. They are not the elites. They are hypocritical parasites.#WEF#Davos2023 pic.twitter.com/MLL97DfFFz
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 12, 2023
How much of the carbon emissions they’re always going on about are all these private flights putting out there? How about four times more CO2 emissions than during an average week, or the same as 350,000 cars? From Context:
A private jet can emit two tonnes of carbon dioxide in an hour – which is equivalent to a few months of an average person’s greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union, according to the European NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).
Private planes are between five and 14 times more polluting than commercial jets per passenger, and 50 times more than high-speed rail, according to T&E data.
Another thing to point out: Davos is easily accessible by train from virtually anywhere in Europe. If these “leaders” truly believed what they were saying, they would do everything in their power to avoid private aircraft at all costs.
But they don’t, and they won’t, and they will continue to try to tell you that you’re the problem and that you must change.
Welcome to the World Economic Forum: Private jet emissions quadrupled during Davos 2022
— Net Zero Watch (@NetZeroWatch) January 16, 2023
Each one of those jets use more CO2 than you will use in 10 lifetimes. They know it is a fraud on the people.
HYPOCRISY much? These communists are despicable.
Just one tiny tactical nuke, Russia....you could do the entire world such a HUGE favor.
If liberal elites didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all.
It is not hypocritical. The elite are letting you know where you rank in their universe. Electric cars, flying taxis, mansions by the sea, wilderness corridors, real, organic food is for them
When will people wake up and understand the plans for their future do not include you.
They’re going to be disappointed. Hardly anyone of importance is going. The President of Colombia is the only leader from all of the Americas attending, Schulz the only G7 leader, only a couple G20 leaders. Hard to influence world leaders when they are not there. Globalism seems to be falling apart. Ironically, COVID seems to have made a significant contribution to its demise. I’m speaking of economic globalism, not the “globalism conspiracy”.
Why get together at all……just Zoom …….good for the earth.. /s
Dontcha get it? They’re important....you’re not. Their time is more valuable than yours and they certainly aren’t going to hop aboard a germ infested commercial jet with the peasants.
Make sure departing jets are fueled up with cooking oil. The used oil from Gas Stoves.
Climate change for thee, but not for me.
What a multi-billion-dollar scam.
It has litterally ALWAYS been that way at their level of wealth. In fact, through much of human history it has been much, much worse. And their plans absolutely do include you. The problem is that oligarchs have been going global, and events like this where they wine, dine and buy global leaders is giving them far too much control over governments, and thus people, drifting back to a time when regular people owned nothing, and lived to serve the aristocracy. Fortunately, they seem to be failing, and world leaders are not even showing up.
This is why people supported this Bolsheviks before they came to power. Of course they then revealed their true selves once they gained power.
All those jets run on unicorn farts and are thus carbon negative. Unfortunately, 200 thousand unicorns are now dead due to exhausting their farts on demand. Their bodies are being cremated and thus become CO2.
Since 2020 these elites have pulled in 2/3 of the new wealth created.
Covid was very profitable.
They think AI and robots will make us unnecessary; so they can use us for compost.
target rich environment...
Maybe those anti-oil/climate change activists can do some good and severely damage/destroy some (or all) of those jets to protest of the harm they do to the environment.
I wonder how many President Trump's supporters have those!!
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