DO AS THEY SAY, NOT AS THEY DO

The attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are, save for Trump, devotees of climate change mitigation, unanimously agreeing that carbon emissions must be reduced. Yet:

No one is thinking too much about their carbon footprint at the World Economic Forum, now underway in Davos, Switzerland. The hosting organization has a formal sustainability policy that vows to “limit our environmental impact” and addresses such issues as climate change and deforestation.

But wait. The number of private jets that have arrived in the pristine Alpine resort town has spiked 355 percent in the last few days. More than 1,000 aircraft have landed at a quartet of regional airports near Davos at an average daily rate of 218, according to Air Charter Service, which supplies these luxury jets to elite travelers on six continents. The normal rate of arrival at these four airports is 65 per day.

And there you have it: the rich and powerful spew carbon into the atmosphere while everyday shmucks are expected to absorb the costs of mitigation – petrol, electricity and the like.

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