Let this soak in:
Record private jet flights into Davos as leaders arrive for climate talk https://t.co/po8SAX7zrf
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 22, 2019
Political and business leaders and lobbyists are opting for bigger, more expensive aircrafts, according to analysis by the Air Charter Service, which found the number of private jet flights grew by 11% last year.
“There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice, with Gulfstream GVs and Global Expresses both being used more than 100 times each last year,” said Andy Christie, private jets director at the ACS.
The last time a bunch of wealthy elite in a Francophone country where this out of touch, the people put up a guillotine in the center of town and send heads rolling.
All I am saying is “you people need to live in 500 sq-ft efficiency apartments without air conditioning to save the planet while we fly to a resort in the Alps on our Gulfstreams” makes “let them eat cake” sound charitable.
This is what touched off the yellow vest protests in France.
I guess the modern aristocracy hasn’t quite figured out what the problem is.
I beginning to feel the lessons of 1790’s Paris should be less of a warning and more of a blueprint.
The slow walk up a long wooden staircase is a great time for introspection.