Celebs flocked to Google Summit in private jets, mega yachts to talk Climate Change

Aug 01, 2019 12:14


Billionaire Summer Camp: The Rich And Famous Flock To Sicily For The Top Secret Google Retreat. Chris Martin performs at the ruins for VIPS including @Harry_Styles and @katyperry, via @Forbes https://t.co/knrsqZWlpw pic.twitter.com/sfvoh16tbG
- Jim Dobson (@TheLuxeWorld) July 30, 2019

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barack obama / michelle obama, harry styles, leonardo dicaprio, katy perry, google / android, royalty / royal family, actor / actress

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epicdonald August 1 2019, 22:22:45 UTC
The United States neeeeeeeeds a robust and reliable rail system! It's like unless you're traveling from DC to one of the nearby cities Amtrak doesn't even know you exist. There isn't even a train between Nashville and Atlanta, two major cities that are a 4 hour drive apart. I looked it up recently and to make that trip using Amtrak I'd have to first ride a bus that doesn't accept large bags to Birmingham then ride to Atlanta for a 12 hour total trip. Of course people are just going to drive or take a plane at that point.

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esearcher August 1 2019, 22:30:44 UTC
I lived in Lancaster PA for a while, and to take amtrak from lancaster to DC, I had to stop in philly. The train is really only functional if you are going from DC to philly/nj/ny. There was some issue going to NY from lancaster, too. I remember we had to drive to trenton nj to get nj public transport to amtrak to NYC.

The only other place train travel is reliable in the US is the pacific NW.

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marywebgirl August 1 2019, 22:52:53 UTC
The train between Detroit and Chicago isn’t terrible. I used to take it when I was in college.

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elderpricely August 2 2019, 03:07:51 UTC
I used to do Milwaukee to Grand Rapids, too. It was tolerable.

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cbluechicken August 1 2019, 22:22:52 UTC
babs August 2 2019, 04:26:53 UTC
fuck :(

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senshicalico August 2 2019, 06:50:54 UTC
it's a small part of the bigger problem, but my stepfather is a commercial fisherman and heavily into the conservation aspect. He even pitches it to other fishermen as "if we overfish the seas, how are you going to make a fucking living?" and it just falls on IM GONNA GET MINE FIRST ears. They're some of the most conservative bunch and honestly have no regard for life. all they care about is making thousands of dollars (and tbh, regardless of what it might look like on tv, your average crabber or commercial fisherman is barely lower middle class because that isan EXPENSIVE business to run. rip my fafsa tho.) and who gives a fuck after that ( ... )

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ellumination August 2 2019, 17:12:33 UTC
that's insane I'm so sorry

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tifag August 1 2019, 22:23:32 UTC
The only one I could understand not flying commercial is Obama since the security hassle for everyone would be horrible.

The rest are just rich assholes that consider themselves above mingling in first class with other well off but not as rich folks.

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esearcher August 1 2019, 22:24:10 UTC
This is infuriating. If people really care about climate change, they don't need the event to be in some super location to entice them. The organizers could have chosen a location central to where the majority of attendees are based.

I understand the issues with safety and commercial travel AND the realities that these people travel with entourage of security. They could have chartered enough planes to accommodate the attendees and their security, and it still wouldn't have amounted to 117 planes.

If these people are serious about climate change and serious about the sacrifices we ALL have to make for the sake of the planet, they could have handled sitting in coach for two flights (even if they got 3 seats to themselves), if commercial planes were chartered for these private flights.

What this says to me is that they're interested in climate change entertainment and luxury vacations to discuss things, but have zero interest in sacrificing for the sake of the environment/climate change.

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aleksie August 1 2019, 22:38:36 UTC
Are these even the right people to be making decisions about climate change? I want scientists, policy makers, and activists who know how to influence change to be there, not Harry Styles.

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esearcher August 1 2019, 22:57:13 UTC
I missed the forest for the trees there. You're absolutely correct. The time for pandering to opinion leaders has come and gone. It's time for real change and solutions. They shouldn't be investing in people who can only deliver the message. I suppose there's the chance that they hold summits for people like this because they have the money to donate in order to sponsor scientists, etc. to bring about solutions and put them in action?

All I can think of is that there are island nations that have less than 5-10 years for things to change, and even then, they'll never get their land back, they'll still have ocean where their backyards once were. But in a few years they'll have to abandon homes that housed generations and generations of their ancestors. In light of that, this climate change coachella is really, really gratuitous.

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aleksie August 1 2019, 23:05:14 UTC
I think the real change is known, except maybe how to really force it. Those who were there or their buddies would have to give up their opulent lifestyles and ridiculous wealth to actually make a difference. I'm thinking stuff like how aggressively shit is marketed, factories that pollute the environment, and so on.

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zoaster_toaster August 1 2019, 22:25:53 UTC
Ban private jets

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rexilla August 1 2019, 22:49:53 UTC
ban billionaires!

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shittysoup August 1 2019, 23:37:23 UTC
This!

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analievelyn August 3 2019, 05:03:30 UTC
mte

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