Private Jet Travel Is Greener Than You Think Or Something

As Yechezkel Moskowitz notes, “This is totally bonkers – the leftist propogandists will rationalize anything to defend their own.” The Cult of Climastrology will do everything they can, because this is about politics, not science. Here’s Excitable Doug Gollan

Private Jet Travel Is Greener Than You Think

Much like before and after the World Economic Forum, it was hard to avoid blaring headlines in recent weeks calling out the alleged hypocrisy of billionaires, CEOs, celebrities and environmentalists. As you may recall, they descended on Sicily in their private jets for the seventh annual “summer camp” hosted by Google, this year with a focus on sustainability.  Then as I was writing this, OMG, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted using a private jet. That was several days ago and the controversy is still going strong.

Private jets are of course a popular lightning rod, easily and often used as a metaphor for excess, waste, greed, mismanagement and even criminality, which is not to say there aren’t folks flying on them who haven’t done something for which they should deservedly be taken to the woodshed. When somebody who is concerned about our planet’s future is found to be flying privately, it’s often a take no prisoners approach. Just ask the young Royals (see below). (snip)

But back the point about what I want to discuss: When it comes to the conversation about global warming, private jets are an important part of the solution.

In terms of limiting planetary damage, in some cases, more private jet travelers in place of mass tourism might even be beneficial, not only to the local economies that rely on visitors, but for the environment.

Back in 2007, I co-authored a book titled, “The Sky’s the Limit: Marketing Luxury to the New Jet Set.” At the time I was president and editor-in-chief of a magazine distributed on private jets, so we needed data that would be helpful in selling ads, although understanding the reasons rich people buy stuff ended up being a fascinating exercise, something that’s still widely misunderstood.

What he’s determined is that all these Rich Warmists bring a lot of money to the places they visit, on average $85,000 per visit, which is an Excuse for being a climahypocrite. So

Irresponsibly trying to deter air travel via flight shaming is a threat to the global economy. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the industry is responsible for 10% of all jobs around the world and some $8.8 trillion in contributions to local economies far and wide. In places that rely heavily on visitors, as much as half of all jobs are tied to tourism.

Flight shaming. Good grief.

With a spend of $85,000, it would mean those often ridiculed private fliers would have brought 250% more revenue to the local economy while emitting less than one-tenth the CO2 of a full passenger jet.

Yes, but the private jet tends to be carrying just a few people, while a full passenger jet can carry 150 or more easily. And this avoids the central proposition that these uber-Warmists are taking fossil fueled flights in the first place. He continues attempting to defend this climahypocrisy, ending with

Villanizing private aviation and those who use it does nothing to solve the global warming, and in fact, ignores the benefits users bring to the places they visit, and the impact on those who benefit economically.

No one is saying that they do not bring economic benefit. They’re noting the hypocrisy. And it is hypocrisy. Period.

That’s right, Barack and Michelle just bought a home on an island, Martha’s Vineyard. Guess the existential crisis isn’t.

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17 Responses to “Private Jet Travel Is Greener Than You Think Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    I was surprised to learn that Negroes were allowed to buy property on Martha’s Vineyard.

    Of course, according to Joe Biden, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” So, I s’pose that Mr Obama is more of a mulatto than a Negro, so maybe he’s not quite as objectionable to the good residents of Martha’s Vineyard.

    Mrs Obama, on the other hand, well it’s difficult to imagine that they’d let her on the island as anything other than a domestic worker.

    (I expect that Mr Dowd will be unable to see this as sarcasm.)

  2. Dana says:

    Irresponsibly trying to deter air travel via flight shaming is a threat to the global economy. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the industry is responsible for 10% of all jobs around the world and some $8.8 trillion in contributions to local economies far and wide. In places that rely heavily on visitors, as much as half of all jobs are tied to tourism.

    Really? Ten percent of “all jobs around the world” are part of the tourism industry? So, one out of every ten people we see is in some way dependent upon tourism for his employment?

    $8.8 trillion? According to the World Bank, the GDP of the entire world was %80.9 trillion in 2017, so I’m supposed to believe that 11% of the entire world’s GDP is due to tourism? $8.8 trillion would make the tourism (not aviation; note that the author very cleverly switched definitions) industry third in the world in GDP, behind the US and China.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    As Nancy Pelosi once said, “those planes were going there anyway”.

  4. John says:

    Eviation an Israeli airplane manufacturer displayed a mock up at the last Paris air show
    All electric 600 mile range 9 passenger 280 mph
    Phase 2 will upgrade to an aluminum air battery
    Teach why aren’t we laughing anymore at electric or hybrid cars ?
    And
    Where is the surrender monkey ? Trump says that the direct talks with the Taliban for complete withdrawal of all troops are going well
    Was the surrender monkey killed during the Target bathroom wars ?
    Where is that rascal ????

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      Go eat your rice pudding, retard.

      Lolgf loser. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • david7134 says:

      John,
      Come on, tell us why you went to jail. Enquiring minds want to know. Then give some detail, I am thinking you were the bitch, right?

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      John: People are working on electric aviation. However:

      A quick caveat: there are no electric-powered aircraft, or even gas-electric hybrid aircraft, in commercial operation today. Flying requires an incredible amount of energy, and present battery technology just doesn’t offer the power-to-weight ratio needed to achieve liftoff. Most experts predict that it will be years, if not decades, before the technology catches up.

      The goal is to build a hybrid aircraft with a 700-mile range by 2022, and one with a 1,000-mile range by 2030. Their jets won’t be suitable for flights that are long-haul, cross-country, or transoceanic. These are intended for short, regional trips under 1,000 miles. (Think LA to San Francisco, or New York to Boston.) The idea is to offer cheap flights that are low-emission and low hassle to take off and land.

      In short lets look at the concept that every aviation expert does not believe electric airplanes are a reality anytime in the next half century. But AOC can still make us stop flying in 10 years and we can all set around breathlessly waiting as China and Russia drop bombs on our cities because all we got is single shot .22’s to shoot back with thanks to you whack a doodles.

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      One thing you must Realize John. Obama was more a republican than he was a democrat. He was in bed with Wall Street and caved to the Military Industrial Complex and left troops in Afghanistan after saying he would pull out in his first term. 18 years later we are still in Afghanistan.

      Obama fired drones through windows with women and children and he was given a nobel peace prize. GWB did the same thing and he was called Hitler.

      Obama, gave guns to crime bosses in Mexico and it was just swell. Trump refuses to take guns from Americans and he is hitler. If he was really Hitler and wanted to be king wouldn’t he be trying really hard to take weapons away like Obama and the LEFT?

      Surrender Monkey? He talked about surrender to his base and then went to bed with wall street and his corporate handlers and the MIC and here we are. Even Lindsey Graham, Trumps biggest supporter is aghast that we would pull out of Afghanistan.

      Trump has a plan. We wants the Koreas to Reunify so he can pull 15k troops out of Korea to keep them in Afghanistan and Iraq. A trade off. Eventually the Taliban will go find another country to absorb.

      There is no surrender here. He is just doing what his predecessor wanted to do but was afraid and didnt have a magic wand. Trump is waving his magic wand and making sheet happen.

      • formwiz says:

        Obama was more a republican than he was a democrat. He was in bed with Wall Street and caved to the Military Industrial Complex and left troops in Afghanistan after saying he would pull out in his first term. 18 years later we are still in Afghanistan.

        Sounds a lot like Willie. I guess all those Demos are really Rs.

        ROLCON.

        • Doom and Gloom says:

          Billy boy, Obama and HRC and NOW BIDEN…Yep they are all Corporatists. Ron Paul said it best when everyone was saying Obama was a socialist. No he is a corporatist. In bed with Wall Street and big corporations and the MIC. Same as HRC. Same as Willie and Same as HRC and now the MSM who are OWNED BY CORPORATIONS are pushing the narrative that Biden is way out front of the REST because they want another Corporate Shill defending corporations to run against Trump, Not an anti-corporation progressive.

          the problem for the left is not the polls. Its that no matter who they elect enough demos will defect to trump or just not vote and with Trumps 2.5 billion bankroll it will be a massacre in 2020.

    • formwiz says:

      A mock up is not a working aircraft.

      All electric 600 mile range 9 passenger 280 mph
      Phase 2 will upgrade to an aluminum air battery
      Teach why aren’t we laughing anymore at electric or hybrid cars ?

      When they get one, let us know.

      Where is the surrender monkey ? Trump says that the direct talks with the Taliban for complete withdrawal of all troops are going well

      I don’t see IS making many waves these days. And Trump is just doing a little better than Franklin Roosevelt, who took the Nips’ limp-wristed apology for the Panay and walked away.

  5. John says:

    Lol
    Trump wants to still buy Denmark
    He knows that it is melting and the time yo buy is now
    What do you think Teach ? Is it a buy?

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      Interesting. I thought it was Greenland he wanted to buy and I’m all for it. Then we could have all those homeless people move to Greenland. Also since it would be part of the USA we could designate it a sanctuary state and all Illegals could shipped there as well, given an allotment of plywood and told to build their own home, like the rest of us have done the last 300 plus years in this country. All our old palates could be stored on Greenland as well as just think, we could start a bottled water company with all the snow melting in Greenland and IF everyone drinks fast enough it wont raise the ocean 1 mm.

      See thats called ingenuity.

    • formwiz says:

      Oh, right, I forgot it’s like Guam.

    • Jl says:

      “Denmark is melting..”. Ice melts in Denmark in the summer? Forget 12 yrs, we only have 12 days left…

  6. formwiz says:

    Something sure to get the bunny suit and the rest of the cartoon characters in a tizzy.

    Notorious is being treated for cancer.

    Again.

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