Climate Peasants Suddenly Notice That Elites Are Rather Climahypocritical

Only well over a decade too late. Heck, this was truly noticed by Skeptics all the way back in 2007, when so many flew to the exotic vacation spot of Bali for the UN IPCC on private jets that they had to be deadheaded (flown with no passengers) to other islands

The rich and powerful flocked to Davos via private jet to discuss climate change, study finds

At the World Economic Forum, which started Monday in Davos, Switzerland, the global business and political elite will discuss how to combat climate change, but their own private jet travel to attend the conference will cause a spike in planet-warming carbon emissions, according to a new study from Greenpeace International.

The research, released last Thursday, which was compiled by the Dutch environmental consultancy CE Delft, found twice as many private jets flew to and from airports serving Davos during the 2022 WEF meeting compared with an average week. The carbon dioxide emissions from these extra flights were equal to putting roughly 350,000 gasoline-powered cars on the road for the same weeklong period. (snip)

The study found that of the 1,040 private jet flights in or out of airports near Davos, 53% were shorter than 466 miles and 38% were under 310 miles. The shortest flight recorded was only 13 miles. Short-haul flights are especially polluting because airplanes are less efficient during landing and takeoff.

Don’t expect the Elites to stop their Bad Behavior, though.

Former Vice President Al Gore spoke in Davos on Monday about climate change, arguing that multilateral lending institutions like the World Bank need to make more funding for a clean energy transition available to developing countries. Gore has said that sometimes he has flown by chartering a private jet but that he usually flies commercial. Kerry struck similar notes in his Tuesday speech in Davos.

Sure Gore flies commercial.

Even if he did fly commercial (good luck with that), he still took a long, fossil fueled flight.

“I’m convinced we will get to a low-carbon, no-carbon economy — we’re going to get there because we have to,” Kerry said. “I am not convinced we’re going to get there in time to do what the scientists said, which is avoid the worst consequences of the crisis. So how do we get there? … Money, money, money, money, money, money, money.”

Well, why don’t all those rich folks pony up? Oh, right, it will be your money.

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21 Responses to “Climate Peasants Suddenly Notice That Elites Are Rather Climahypocritical”

  1. Dana says:

    Whatever other faults he might have, we clearly owe George W Bush a tremendous debt of gratitude for keeping Al Gore and John Kerry out of the White House.

    John Kerry said, in Davos, “It’s pretty extraordinary that we, a select group of human beings…are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet.” I have no doubt at all that Mr Kerry sees himself as part of a “select group of human beings” who should be running our lives for us.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Yes, other than 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, the USA Patriot Act, Katrina and the Great Recession … it was all peaches and cream … rainbows and unicorns …

      But in all fairness, President Bush was much better to America than Don J Trump.

      • Dana says:

        So, I take it you don’t disagree with me that the Special Envoy for Climate sees himself as part of a “select group of human beings” who should be running our lives for us.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Mr Kerry and the others in Davos have no power to run your life.

          I DO disagree that America is better off that George W Bush was president rather than Al Gore.

    • Professor Hale says:

      Whatever other faults he might have, we clearly owe George W Bush a tremendous debt of gratitude for keeping Al Gore and John Kerry out of the White House.

      I’m not so certain. Obama and Biden and potentially Harris have proven that there really is no minimum standard for being President. You can even be obviously senile and the people in the shadows will make all the important decisions for you. Most of the government continues on autopilot in any case.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    select group of human beings” who should be running our lives for us

    The hobby of bored rich white people. That and climate change activism.

    Poor people have to be satisfied playing CIV V.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The Constitutional requirements for being President:

    To be a natural-born US citizen.
    To be a minimum age of 35 years old.
    To have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.
    To have not served for 2 terms previously as president.

    For all his many, many, many faults, Donald John Trump, made the cut. There is no requirement to be intelligent, honest, reasonable, not a crook, not driven multiple businesses into bankruptcy, never paid hush money to women not your wife, Christian, decent, moral, not a whore, normal or mentally sound. The founding fathers and subsequent rulings and laws left it in the hands of the American voters, for good or ill.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Wow. Typical jeff keene rant. Now do pedo joe.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Wow. Abortion Larry, murderer of two, strikes out. Now do rapist Don.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Wow! Rimjob, now do assraping your prepubescent grandson.

          Bwaha! Lolgfy

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Wow! CumBreath NeedleDick, now you do assraping kids. You’re the expert, you coward, you. LOL.

        • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

          Maybe it’s time for me to contact your partners at Galera and forward some of these lovely public statements. Think they’d approve? Maybe I should also look up some shareholders of record while I’m at it.

          You keep fucking with me asshole and I’ll have PI’s all over your ass and emails to everyone you know. Keep accusing me of murder motherfucker, go ahead.

          Keep your attacks political you pig.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:


            More threats? More cyberstalking? Harassment? Defamation? Hope you don’t make any mistakes.

            You suggest to “keep your attacks political, you pig”. But when I mocked Donald J Trump, a politician, you went batshit crazy and started personal attacks.

            You don’t like people mocking Trump?

            As I recall you wanted my name so you could enlist your gov’t contacts and beat me up or firebomb my house. I’m sure those threats are saved. It can’t be good for a government employee to use their government privileges to attack a citizen. Now you, a government employee, is going after my family with “PIs” to email all my contacts. How will you find my contacts?

            Is your first response always to try to injure those with whom you have disagreements?

            Your defamatory attacks, and those of another commenter, haven’t kept us from commenting, which is your objective.

            As we suggested previously why not take it down a notch?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            I doubt any corporation has an Elwood P. Dowd on the payroll.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Teach and his mental symbionts claim global warming is a hoax/scam because some non-Deniers travel by air!!

    International aviation contribute about 2% of total annual atmospheric CO2 emissions. China contributes about 30%, the US 15%, EU 7% etc. 2% ain’t nothing but it’s not much either.

  5. Jl says:

    It’s a tough call on who’s dumber-Sheila “I don’t know there’s a 1st amendment” or John Kerry

  6. Jl says:

    After seeing Kerry’s rant at the WEF (oceans are boiling…etc), we have a winner-John Kerry! He also wins the Drama Queen Award for the week..

  7. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    I never threatened any physical attack on you. And as a retiree I couldn’t care less who you bitch about me being a “government employee” because I’m not.

    I think at this point we need to not address one another and keep away from one another. You seem to want this site put in jeopardy. I don’t.

    Do not address me any longer or I will do whatever it takes to dox you.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      So, if I type something that offends your sensibilities you “will do whatever it takes to dox you”.

      Got it. But no threats.

      But I agree. Do not address me again.

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