The Daily Caller News Foundation asked businesses, foundations and loud activists who support the Paris Accord if they are willing to scrap their private jets in the interest of saving the world from climate change. Hear the crickets?
They wanted to find out if these individuals and groups really believe in climate change and not surprisingly, most refused to answer, including Al Gore. Neither did Facebook, Apple, Google and other companies that often tout their “green image.”
That reminds of the time that Baba Streisand told people not to use their clothes dryer and to hang their laundry from a close line.
To keep projected global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, the main goal of the Paris accord, the U.N. says emissions need to fall drastically. The U.N. says the world is currently on track for 3 degrees Celsius of warming.
The U.N. calls for a $122 trillion restructuring of the global economy to keep global warming within the limits of the Paris accord, which is likely to fall heavily on working class and poor people who can least afford higher energy costs.
In that light, TheDCNF wanted to know if those pushing climate policies would be willing to give up private jets — something no one actually needs since commercial flights are so widely available.
Facebook and Google are just two of the thousands of companies that signed the “We Are Still In” pledge formed in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord in 2020.
The group is led by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and boasts big corporations and U.S. states as signatories. The pledge is meant to show that prominent individuals, companies and states will “not retreat from the global pact to reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change,” according to its website.