Obama Backed A-Lister’s Found Hypocrites at Google Climate Change Summit
It seems global warming and climate change are on the minds of nearly everyone these days, including some of the most elite and infamous people in the world. However, many of these, particularly vocal liberal elitists, are proving this week just how hypocritic they really are.
Climate change has been a subject the left has thrown about for decades now, citing that the world will end (in 12 years, if AOC is to believed) unless policies and procedures are put in place that hinder the livelihood of many Americans.
And while there is a need to be watchful and careful about how the human race interacts with nature and our environment, some of the claims these leftists are making are absolutely absurd. Not to mention, that it seems they can’t follow their own advice, as this week proves.
This week comes as the annual Google Camp Summit is to be held, where elitists from all over the world including former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and more are expected to discuss climate change among other things. However, it seems that someone forgot to tell them because many are all using private jets and million-dollar yachts to get there and back.
This years’ summit is to be held on the beautiful Italian island of Sicily at an opulent resort. And already Italian press reports are saying that at least 114 private jets are to be expected for the week, as well as several yachts. And many have already arrived.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have also invited names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, and Harry Styles, just to name a few. According to a fellow attendee, the founders, while not paying for the attendees’ travel cost to and from Sicily, are to cover their stay at the resort. Rooms at the luxurious vacation spot start at around $903 per night. Google is expected to pay nearly $20 million to hold the event this year.
A source told the New York Post earlier this week that “Everything is about global warming, that is the major topic this year.” And added, “Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better. There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and, of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen.”
Ironic, indeed. Proving once again that these liberals live by a “do what I say, not what I do,” motto.
Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg arrived on Diller’s $200 million yacht named Eos. The yacht sports two 2,300 horsepower diesel engines. Very environmentally friendly, wouldn’t you say? Other superyachts have also been seen this week at the resort’s private beach, including those owned by DreamWorks Pictures founder David Geffen and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s.
And that doesn’t even begin to account for the environmentally damaging 114 private jets that have arrived. The Institute for Policy Studies based in Washington D.C. says that just one of these private jet trips, one way, is known to burn more greenhouse gases than the average American does in an entire year.
In addition, many of the resorts’ guests have been seen traveling about the island in luxury vehicles, such as Katy Perry, who was spotted in a Maserati SUV that only gets about 15 miles per gallon in the city.
So just how concerned about the environment are these people? It would appear not very, as there is a rather significant disconnect between what they are saying about how we should be living to accommodate the unraveling environment and what their lavish lifestyles require, particularly when it comes to their inefficient travel plans.
Forbes travel writer Jim Dobson says, that while the summit has good intentions, it is unknown just how much time will actually be spent on climate change discussions. He explained that the typical morning at the summit encompasses “spirited discussions” on everything from human rights and education to climate change and city designs for the future. After lunch is an altogether different story, however, as guests are free to do as they please. According to Dobson, “the afternoons are for pure relaxation and lots of food and drink.”
We might as well just call this what it is: a three-day social party for Democratic elites who really don’t care.