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Stars Flock to Google Camp to Talk Climate Change, Fly 114 Private Jets There

The top secret event will be covering climate change and ways to combat it, according to reports cited by Page Six. Considering that guests include tech gurus and leading businessmen, this year’s theme could actually lead to several practical solutions to protect the environment.

But who will start by telling the same attendees that they should have left the private jets at home? In what is deemed as yet another instance of A-list hypocrisy or a desperate attempt at coming across as “woke,” attendees are coming under fire for flying private to an event where common sense dictates that private jets have no place.

Italian publication Giornale di Sicilia notes that about 114 private jets are expected to land and drop off their precious cargo, the star attendees. About 40 of them had already arrived by Sunday, and the 3-day event hadn’t even started.

The impact of this many number of private flights would be considerable for the environment. To offer an appreciation of just how severe it would be, Page Six did the math: 114 private jets flying from Los Angeles to Sicily would release 784,000 kilograms of CO2 into the air. All that for a 3-day meeting where they’re supposed to talk about ways to protect the planet.

“Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better,” a source described as a “regular attendee” says for the publication. “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.”

Created by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, this year’s Google Camp includes celebrity guests like Prince Harry, Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, Diane von Furstenberg, Naomi Campbell, Bradley Cooper, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, and Stella McCartney. Reports say that even Mark Zuckerberg was invited, though whether he’ll actually show up is another matter.

Attendees have to pay for their own transportation to the exclusive resort in Palermo but, once there, every expense is covered for them, from accommodation to fine dining and nightly concerts by the likes of Sting, Elton John and Chris Martin. This year’s edition will supposedly cost the organizers about $20 million – and our planet even more, if the report about the 114 private jets is accurate.

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What you did not get letter in the mail yet that MB send out to instantly trade in your SLK because it is not HIP any longer been seen in a tin can roof and to go and buy one of them Battery driven new Hipster Machines....?!? At our age you better jump on the Opportunity to be hip again asap.


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