1,700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Global Warming
A squadron of 1,700 private jets are rumbling into Davos, Switzerland, this week to discuss global warming and other issues as the annual World Economic Forum gets underway.You could try phoning it in. I even hear they have picture phones these days, if you need to see the people you're talking with.
The influx of private jets is so great, the Swiss Armed Forces has been forced to open up a military air base for the first time ever to absorb all the super rich flying their private jets into the event, reports Newsweek.
“Decision-makers meeting in Davos must focus on ways to reduce climate risk while building more efficient, cleaner, and lower-carbon economies,” former Mexican president Felipe Calderon told USA Today.
Davos, which has become a playground of sorts for the global elite, is expected to feature at least 40 heads of state and 2,500 top business executives.Ah yes, that time of the year the ultra wealthy "leaders" of the world get together to enjoy the luxury of a posh Swiss ski resort, burning tons of jet fuel to arrive, and then propose policies to prevent the rest of us from enjoying the full benefits of civilization.
Former Vice President-turned-carbon billionaire Al Gore and rapper Pharrell Williams will be there as well; each plans to discuss global warming and recycling respectively.
Another big theme of the mega-rich confab will be combating “income inequality” and how the world’s rich can pay their fair share to reduce the gap between top earners and the lower class. Admission price for Davos: roughly $40,000 a ticket.
the way they did in 2012 and 2013. We can always hope.