Did you hear about that $20 million party that Google threw for the world’s rich and famous the other day in Sicily?
All the fancy people were there: Katy Perry. Leonardo di Caprio. Prince Harry. So, the world’s deepest thinkers, really, it’s the same guest list from the Nobel Prize for Physics reception!
Rex Murphy did a great column about it. And the British tabloid press, naturally — they love stories about the royal family pretending to be woke.
Here’s Forbes — they love to track how the billionaires live.
But I couldn’t find anything about it on the CBC. I wonder why?
Maybe because they'd also have to report on the luxury lifestyle shown at all the global warming conferences, including at the U.N., where Justin Trudeau, and his jet-setting global warming minister, Catherine McKenna, are amongst the most profligate.
At least Google was spending its own money; Trudeau spent yours.
The government broadcaster isn’t very good at holding the government to account on behalf of the people. But maybe it can hold the people accountable on behalf of the government. Here's what CBC reports instead:
If you've thought it through, and you can't give up a particular trip, there are things you can still do to minimize the impact of your air travel on the environment.
Recently, Trudeau flew from Ottawa to Tofino, on Vancouver Island, and then back to Ottawa, and then back to Tofino, and then back to Ottawa, again and again. Not a peep from anyone in the Media Party, about either the environment or the cost.
So, back to the CBC’s advice.
Do you fly a couple of times a year? For a family event, like a wedding maybe? Maybe for a business trip? The average Canadian only flies rarely; it’s a luxury we save up for.
But the CBC is here to tell you: you’re the problem.
Air travel emits a lot of carbon, but there are ways to fly more responsibly
We’ve shown you the documents showing that the catering — that is, the food and wine — on Trudeau’s flights can often be $100,000 for a single flight. I don’t know how that’s even possible. Trudeau does. But he’s the CBC’s boss. So they don’t report that.
Instead, their advice is for you is:
Fly economy. Extra legroom comes at more than a financial cost — a first-class ticket can generate two to four times the emissions of an economy class ticket because packing more passengers in each plane increases efficiency.
Then pay a carbon tax. And pay money to an offset scam.
We all know it’s a scam. The CBC does too.
But they’re all in on it — which is why they’ve decided to make you the only ones who have to live a smaller, unhappier life...
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