Climate change conference marred by carbon footprint of celebrity guests


Even if you don’t subscribe to the hysterical machinations of the carbon-tax industry, or to the “sky is falling” rhetoric of the liberal left “global warming” proponents, the sheer hypocrisy that exists within that realm of conversation can be staggering.

For decades we have been told that the world will soon end, in chaotic fashion, as global warming reaches the point of no return.  A collapse of civilization, accompanied by catastrophic flooding, abnormally strong storms, and the melting of the ice caps has rendered humanity doomed – at least according to some.

Of course, in the 1970’s, we believed that our carbon footprint was going to plummet us into a New Ice Age – lending skeptics a fairly solid argument for suspicion.

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For the sake of argument, let’s say carbon is the culprit, and that we really do only have a few decades left before weather-triggered anarchy comes for us all.  Why, then, would the leading celebrity proponents of this doomsday theory continue to burn ungodly amounts of fossil fuels – especially when they travel to conferences to discuss our impending climate cataclysms?

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The billionaire creators of Google have invited a who’s who of A-list names— including former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry — to the Sicilian seaside for a mega-party they’ve dubbed Google Camp.

The three-day event will focus on fighting climate change — though it’s unknown how much time the attendees will spend discussing their own effect on the environment, such as the scores of private jets they arrived in and the mega yachts many have been staying on.

Here’s where it gets hairy:

But according to Italian press reports, the attendees were expected to show up in 114 private jets, and 40 had arrived by Sunday.

The Post crunched the numbers and found that 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, Italy, where Camp guests landed, would spew an estimated 100,000 kilograms of CO2 into the air.

Stars there also include Harry Styles, Orlando Bloom, Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, who arrived on their enormous $200 million yacht Eos, which has both sails and two 2,300-horsepower diesel engines.

Billionaire Dreamworks founder David Geffen, meanwhile, gave Perry and Bloom a ride on his $400 million yacht, Rising Sun.

Also on hand for the environmental gabfest was the megayacht Andromeda, a 351-foot behemoth owned by a New Zealand billionaire and which features its own helipad.

Many of the attendees were seen in photos tooling around the island in high-speed sports vehicles, including Perry, who has made videos for UNICEF about climate change and was seen in a Maserati SUV that gets about 15 mpg city.

Now, if only there was a way to offset carbon emissions with ignorance, we could put this entire charade to rest.

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