How hypocritical is it that around 400 private jets carrying heads of state, billionaires, business leaders and celebrities have converged on Glasgow for a global warming summit?

How hypocritical is it that around 400 private jets carrying heads of state, billionaires, business leaders and celebrities have converged on Glasgow for a global warming summit?

What do you think?

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  1. Is it good for the environment? No.

    But given there are 100,000 airline flights **per day**, I wonder if the concern is genuine or if this is an attempt by the people who want to discredit any climate change initiatives?

    So to answer your question, I don’t think it’s all that hypocritical. But I do hope there is concrete action taken at the summit that saves the world.

  2. For many of them, there is no other practical way to travel. A head of state usually can’t take a commercial flight for security reasons. And on the off chance that they do make some sort of progress on the climate, that would offset the damage caused by their travel, which is really just a drop in the bucket when you look at the big picture.

  3. to believe that the drop-in-the-bucket damage these leaders will make to attend the summit is more than what they might gain because of the summit is to basically be in the so-called anti-climate-change camp that says that our political interventions in trying to change systemic behavior is futile and we should focus environmental efforts elsewhere. #RedPill

  4. It isn’t really, when you understand that fighting global warming requires large systematic overhauls. It’s not gonna save the planet if they take sailboats to this summit, that’d just be a virtue signal that the same people would criticize and do whataboutisms about their other carbon emissions.

    Now whether or not this summit actually matters or will create any major policy change? Yeah, who knows.

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