Compare that with the average American’s “carbon footprint,” which is 20 tons a year. This is one of those things where those in power are the exceptions to the rules they come up with for everyone else to follow. Politicians like Obama and John Kerry can point their fingers at all American conservatives and “deniers,” and blame them for global warming and all the pollution that is supposedly causing it. But when they do it, it’s different. After all, they’re the ones who are trying to solve the global warming crisis. So, it should be okay for them to fly in private jets and emit tons of carbon into the atmosphere. We should all just give them a little slack for bearing the world’s burdens on their backs. Breitbart reported:
Hundreds of world leaders, government officials, and their entourages are in Paris this week for the Cop 21 climate summit in Paris, collectively striking a huge blow against the goals of the meeting.
According to a calculation by Wired, about 50,000 people are expected to travel to the summit producing as much as 300,000 tons of carbon.
President Obama is also expected to contribute a substantial portion of carbon to the world’s atmosphere by traveling to Paris. According to calculations by the Daily Caller News Foundation, Obama’s flight to Paris likely emitted roughly 189 tons of carbon alone.
During his speech at the Paris climate change summit, Obama blamed America for contributing to the problem of climate change and vowed to do more to prevent it.
“I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” he said.
If global warming is real, and carbon emissions are truly to blame, then this event should have never happened. They should have skyped. If they all believed in it, they would have done anything else other than fly in their fancy jets from all over the world, just so they could party in person. If it really were a serious problem like they claim, they wouldn’t risk being hypocrites.