It’s that time of year again when the world’s elite and foremost climate authorities gather to drum up more ways to financially bankrupt countries in the name of global warming. Many of the “Do as I say, not as I do” crowd will fly in on their private jets to discuss ways in which us lesser mortals can drive less, consume less, but pay more.
This weekend kicks off the 28th anniversary of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) where 197 nations plus the European Union “gather to work together on solutions to tackle climate change.” An astounding 70,000 attendees are estimated to descend upon Dubai for the two-week extravaganza. Many don’t even have an official role.
The carbon footprint alone for one of these climate conferences is enough to make Greta Thunberg blush.
COP27 in Egypt recorded 62,695 tons of Green House Gass (GHG) emissions, or 1.34 tons per person at the conference. The previous year in Glasgow was a record-setting 131,556, or 3.42 per attendee. For context, the worldwide average per person per year emissions is about four tons.
Emission-heavy private jets are increasingly becoming popular arrival methods, leaving many to wonder if these climate experts follow the age-old adage “rules for thee, but not for me.”
We’re told it’s for the greater good. Climate expert Gareth Redmond-King explained that these emissions are “negligible compared to the impact of decisions and commitments made at these summits.” White House climate envoy John Kerry even once told us that flying his private jet to Iceland to receive his climate award was “the only choice for someone like me.”
Kerry and his fellow climate alarmist associates who warn of life-threatening rising sea levels also own oceanside mansions as part of their expansive real estate portfolios. Apparently, they’re not fazed by their own predictions.
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Kristen Walker is a policy analyst for the American Consumer Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization. For more information about the Institute, visit www.theamericanconsumer.org or follow us on Twitter @ConsumerPal