The world's elite and most powerful gathered in Italy for a three-day event to tackle the climate crisis. 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.
According to the NY Post: “The three-day event will focus on fighting climate change — though it’s unknown how much time the attendees will spend discussing their effect on the environment, such as the scores of private jets they arrived in and the mega-yachts many have been staying on. “Everything is about global warming, that is the major topic this year,” a source told The Post. Their three-day summer camp will cost the tech giant some $20 million, sources said. Many of the guests, including Obama and DiCaprio — who has his climate change foundation — have described global warming as the biggest threat to future generations. 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. “Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better,” one regular attendee told The Post. “There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen,” they said. Attendees pay for their travel to Sicily, but then Google foots the bill for everything at the opulent Verdura Resort, which reportedly features two golf courses and where rooms start at $903 a night.”
Many people will find it hypocritical to see A-List celebrities preaching about the climate. While flying in hundreds of jets to Italy that will put 100,000 Kilograms of CO2 in the air!
H/T: NY Post