UN Head Guterres Takes Long Fossil Fueled Flight To Antarctica

That’s quite a bit of travel just on it’s own. He had just taken a huge fossil fueled trip to Nepal, ending up near Mt Everest, and now

‘We absolutely need to act immediately,’ says UN chief during visit to Antarctica ahead COP28

climate cowAhead of international climate talks, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited globally-important Antarctica, where ice that’s been frozen for millions of years is melting due to human-caused global warming, to send the message that “we absolutely need to act immediately.”

“What happens in Antarctica doesn’t stay in Antarctica,” Guterres said. In addition to reflecting lots of sunlight away from the Earth, Antarctica regulates the planet’s climate because its ice and cold waters drive major ocean currents. When massive amounts of ice melt, it raises sea levels and changes things like salinity and the habitats of ocean animals.

At the annual Conference of the Parties, known as COP, nations are supposed to strengthen commitments to addressing climate change. But so far these have not been nearly enough to slow global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions that result from the burning of fossil fuels.

Guterres is on a three-day official visit to the southern continent. Chilean President Gabriel Boric joined him for an official visit to Chile’s Eduardo Frei Air Force Base on King George Island. Scientists and members of the Chilean military gathered with Guterres aboard a ship where they viewed glaciers and sea birds, including penguins.

So, he’s flying all over parts of South America, certainly using fossil fueled SUVs, and fossil fueled ships. Notice that neither of the reporters (one of them was reporting from Philly, for some reason, without even being present) mention how he’s traveling, except for that one ship. And then he’ll be flying to the oil rich nation of Dubai for COP28. Will he take a sailing ship?

Seriously, what’s this “we need to act immediately” when he has a massive carbon footprint from fossil fuels?

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6 Responses to “UN Head Guterres Takes Long Fossil Fueled Flight To Antarctica”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Aristocrats love spending other people’s money for their tourism.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr “One Trick Pony” Teach making another “solid” argument falsifying the theory of global warming.

  3. H says:

    “the science is not settled……” On the age of the Earth
    “The science is not settled on the do called theory of evolution……”
    We really must give children ALL the information available. Not just the correct info. Let them decide!! FREDOMS!!!!!!?

  4. Bob says:

    Keep in mind our elitist leaders and mentors are certain that there are so few of them – compared to the billions of us – that the pollution they may possibly create flying around here, there and everywhere is so small and insignificant that it doesn’t even move the needle off zero. Thus, none of these problems are their fault.
    So quit blaming them, because they are really trying to solve this global climate problem (by developing new and improved plans to eliminate at least five billion of us “eaters” (As Malinda G. once called us)).
    But, it turns out we serfs are a hardier lot than they had anticipated, many of us much more disease resistant than they aver imagined, so they are working on several new fronts to get the job done.
    Bless their hearts, how they must love us all. I particularly like the food chain idea, world-wide hunger has always been effective, and maybe even a few sudden new man-made suns in unimportant countries might help. Those A-rabs do little else but pound sand I’ve been told, and they are certainly redundant now that we are eliminating oil.
    The future looks bright, especially to those of us at – or near – ground zero.
    I can just feel the love.

  5. Jl says:

    The head of the UN travels to Antarctica? We’re saved….

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