, 2023-01-18 17:23:34
‘Distasteful hypocrisy at best’
Greenpeace has accused the billionaires attending this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos of “ecological hypocrisy” for hyping their fight against climate change while arriving in carbon-spewing private jets.
Greenpeace made this outrageous claim because billionaires have been hyping their fight against climate change.
Klara Maria Schenk, a spokesperson for Greenpeace, said in a statement,
The world’s elite has arrived in Davos on over 1000 private jets to lecture you about climate change. pic.twitter.com/2WyDiqLbV6
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“Europe is having the warmest January days ever recorded, and people all over the world are dealing with extreme weather events made worse by the climate crisis.”
“Meanwhile, the rich and powerful are flying to Davos in private jets that pollute a lot and don’t treat people fairly so they can talk about climate change and inequality behind closed doors,” Schenk said.
An analysis of the carbon emissions caused by private jet travel to last year’s annual summit in the Swiss ski town was carried out by Greenpeace, which concluded that the emissions were equivalent to “about 350,000 average cars.”
According to the study, 53 percent of all private jet trips were
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