Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summit

Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 27th, 2018, 8:10 pm

oneh2obabe wrote:Not missing the point. You really expect world leaders to fly on a commerical airline with their entourage and security detail for a conference of this scope?



Seeing as how the world leaders expect us to live in caves with no heat. Walk to work in order to pay taxes. And eat bugs. I think the least we can beg of our masters is to save the planet by using skype.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Smurf » Jan 27th, 2018, 8:25 pm

No we are not missing the point. Read your posts you were focusing on the number of jets "sitting" at the airport nothing said about why they might be there.

Having said that it kind of reminds me of the CEO's of the automobile companies. GM and Chrysler I believe ending up in Washington crying how broke they were and how badly they needed government money. Appearance is just bad if you think about the opening speech from Narendra Modi, in which he identified climate change as the number one threat to civilisation is part of the theme of the conference.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:05 pm

oneh2obabe wrote:Not missing the point. You really expect world leaders to fly on a commerical airline with their entourage and security detail for a conference of this scope?

Why not? Happens all the time. As someone who's worked in the airline industry, its a very common procedure that takes up very little resources.

Good for the environment as they'd be reducing their carbon footprint and good for the economy as they'd be providing income to their respective national airlines. Take a major carrier to a number of major European Hub and then an environmentally friendly train to Davos - its a win win for everyone :up:
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 27th, 2018, 11:21 pm

Omnitheo wrote:To call this a climate summit is simply wrong. It was basically a business meeting, and climate change was a topic that came up.

OP trying to spin.

What does it matter if its a topic of discussion or not? These are the same people preaching doom and gloom to us sheeple and forcing their ridiculous polices on us while they're burning up the environment more in a week then we do in a year. One would think they should be leading by example instead of preaching don't you think? :up:
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Smurf » Jan 28th, 2018, 6:19 am

Oh so true Dizzy 1. "IF" climate change is actually important and "IF" we can actually do anything about it in the grand scheme of things, these are the people who should have it as a main topic in their conference. All of them in one way or another, their life style, the business's they own and/or invest in, plus other areas of their lives are probably some of the worst polluters in the world. You also have clowns like Al Gore and David Suzuki running around preaching global warming and at the same time being some of the worst polluters with numerous homes, vehicles etc. Why should these people not at least make an attempt to look like they are trying. They can fly public airlines just like anyone else and the extra cost to bring their entourage along would be far less than the cost of a private jet and get rid of the pollution. And they expect us to save the world LOL.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Gone_Fishin » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:11 am

oneh2obabe wrote:Where do you get 1,000 private jets in Davos? They won't be sitting at the air field until the conference ends. They will drop off whoever chartered it then come back when the conference has concluded, if not sooner depending on schedules.


I know he has dreamy hair and a tattoo, but your defense of blatant hypocrisy on the part of the world's top climate pimps really seems completely uninformed. The global warming hoax is losing its shine daily (as it should), and those who continue to push what is simply an unaffordable tax on the working class by global elites shows a lack of intelligent analysis of their part. Put away the hero worship and look at your personal financial situation's trend for more insight.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:42 am

Give it a rest ... I'm in no way defending Trudeau. The article was about world leaders and the number of chartered jets.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Because_They_Lie » Jan 30th, 2018, 5:03 pm

ITs all about the bottom line

These "climate change" mouth pieces are all thoroughly informed and simply "doing business"

They know their jets don't cause climate change, big weather, big business, big money.

They are absolute liars

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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Omnitheo » Jan 31st, 2018, 11:24 am

This was a business summit first and foremost. And world leaders and businesspeople flew to it in their private jets, or government approved chartered flights as expected or legally obligated to. And yes, the subject of climate change came up. But this doesn’t mean that it was a climate summit (to call it such undermines the validity of actual climate summits like Copenhagen or Paris). And it doesn’t mean that the attendees are all suddenly hypocrites.

Again it’s still spin. And it would be like saying everyone at a beer fest is a hypocrite because there’s a booth selling soft drinks with a sign advising people to be responsible.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby HorganIsMyHero » Jan 31st, 2018, 12:05 pm

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/davos-2018-biggest-stories/

Trade loomed large in Trudeau's speech, with NAFTA talks underway in Montreal this week and Trudeau in Davos partly to draw attention to Canadian investment opportunities. The prime minister has traditionally taken a relaxed stance on global trade negotiations, calling NAFTA a vastly complex set of talks with many phases, the eventual outcome of which he expected to be a “win-win-win” for Canada, Mexico and the US.

Today, Trudeau said: "We're working very hard to show our neighbour to the south just how good NAFTA is."
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby bob vernon » Jan 31st, 2018, 3:21 pm

How dare these leaders fly to Davos. And in private jets, too. I'll get back to ya when I get home from Mazatlan in early March. Yeah, I'm flying commercial. But if I could fly in my own jet, you know that I would. And so would you. But at some point in the future, the storms and droughts will get severe enough that we're going to starve like the folks in Eritrea. And run out of water like Cape Town is. Louisiana is already starting to go under, literally.

We humans are dumb and can't learn even when the obvious disaster is facing us. So party on. Our grandchildren can pay the price, but not us.
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:05 pm

I have zero problem anyone flying around in private jets, having worked in the industry, I fully know and understand the usefulness they offer to their clients.

However, I do have a problem with those who preach one thing and practice the complete opposite :up:
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby LTD » Jan 31st, 2018, 11:19 pm

if I had a private jet I would fly it around in circles just to use it and burn fuel
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Gone_Fishin » Jan 31st, 2018, 11:28 pm

Omnitheo wrote:This was a business summit first and foremost.



Obviously Trudeau shouldn't have been there then, since he and business are mutually exclusive. Perhaps he got his dates mixed up (drinking all that booze on those government jets can do that, ya know) and thought it was next week's Davos Sock Fashion Show?
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Re: Irony Alert: 1000 private jets in Davos for climate summ

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 1st, 2018, 5:36 am

Omnitheo wrote:This was a business summit first and foremost. And world leaders and businesspeople flew to it in their private jets, or government approved chartered flights as expected or legally obligated to. And yes, the subject of climate change came up. But this doesn’t mean that it was a climate summit (to call it such undermines the validity of actual climate summits like Copenhagen or Paris). And it doesn’t mean that the attendees are all suddenly hypocrites.

Again it’s still spin. And it would be like saying everyone at a beer fest is a hypocrite because there’s a booth selling soft drinks with a sign advising people to be responsible.

It doesn't matter what the summit was about, it could have been about sweater knitting - doesn't change the fact that these are the people who are blaming our everyday actions as the cause for climate change, telling us we have to change our ways, taxing us to implement their rhetoric yet their carbon footprint is miles ahead of those they preach to.

Again, lead by example :up:
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