Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page invited a slew of global elite to a climate change summit at a posh resort in Italy. It was only fitting that their guests arrive to the event using environmentally-conscious transportation. Except that didn't happen.
Individuals like former President Barack Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, singer Katy Perry, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Dreamworks founder David Geffen all descended into Sicily using a fleet of private jets, according to Page Six. The global elites also stayed seaside on multiple multi-million-dollar yachts, whose engines further fill the air with toxic CO2 and pollute the waters.
Fear not as some of the elitist at least "yacht-pooled," including Geffen who gave Perry and actor Orlando Bloom a ride on his $400 million yacht, Rising Sun. I'm sure this offset Perry's use of a Maserati SUV which gets only 15 miles per gallon.
For a summit that is meant to focus on the issue of climate change its difficult to take what these individuals have to say on the matter seriously considering their contributions to the atmosphere with their private jets and yachts.
Page Six did a rough estimate of 1,500 first-class tickets and showed that nearly 800,000 kgs of CO2 would be added into the atmosphere. One could only imagine the number when you add in the yachts and the cars.
This isn't the first time the global elite of the world have convened for a climate summit with CO2-spewing jets. Back in January of this year, global elites went to the Davos to the World Economic Forum, a summit that was said by organizers to be more environmentally conscious, all while 1,500 private jet flights shuttled elites to the event.