Glasgow, Scotland, will be the location of this week’s COP26 climate conference.
Ironically, most of those attending the conference will be traveling via private jet to get there.
In fact, it is estimated that the jets will emit more CO2 into the environment of Scotland than the country emits on its own in an entire year.
The Hypocrisy Runs Deep
How can you possibly be a climate activist when you regularly travel by private jet?
It is no secret that private jets are among the worst contributors to carbon emissions.
Yet, hundreds of private jets are swarming to Glasgow with individuals that will be sitting in a room trying to tell everyone around the world that we need to cut back on emissions.
Matt Finch, of the Transport and Environment campaign group, stated that the average private jet emits “two tons of CO2 for every hour in flight.”
Now, that is the average private yet, not the aircraft most of these officials will be traveling in and surely not Air Force One.
To put this into a better perspective, Finch stated, “So an executive or politician taking one long haul private flight will burn more CO2 than several normal people do in a year.”
Estimates for the upcoming summit have roughly 400 private jets bringing in officials, executives, and their staffs for this event.
That number of aircraft will produce more carbon output than all of Scotland produces on its own in a single year.
I am just trying to figure out how you sell climate change when the individuals trying to sell lit are some of the most significant contributors.
If they were truly serious about this, the conference would be done virtually, but then all these narcissists would have to pass up a great photo-op, which we all know they are incapable of doing.