Hollywood actors, political icons, royalty and business tycoons are headed to Google’s Italian island retreat in Sicily via more than 100 private jets and luxury yachts to hypocritically discuss what the world can do to lessen its carbon footprint and drive down global warming that climate alarmists claim is caused by manmade airborne pollutants – instead of the sun’s cyclical activity, as many leading climate scientists contend.
Paying little heed to their unnecessary luxurious high-polluting transportation used to escort them to and around the island paradise, celebrities are sparing no creature comfort at this week’s “Google Camp,” which the Internet giant set up to help find answers to so-called climate change.
“The Gulfstreams, mega-yachts and gas-guzzling Maserati SUVs used to ferry the wokerati around the seaside Google Camp have been spewing out greenhouse gases at the rate of small nations,” the New York Post announced. “Former President Barack Obama, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, singer Katy Perry and Prince Harry are said to be among 300 guests invited by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to their luxurious annual shindig which has been dubbed ‘Davos by the Sea.’”
A more exact count of the private jet traffic was given by sources within the southern European coastal nation, and an estimation of their “environmental toll” was then given.
“In a palpable turn of irony, Italian media reported officials expect attendees to bring 114 private jets to the summit; 40 had already arrived by the weekend,” TheBlaze noted. “Climate change advocates claim jet airplanes expel tons of ozone-eroding greenhouse gases, which they say contributes to global warming. According to calculations by the Post, 114 jet flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, Italy – where the Falcone Borsellino Airport is located – would expel an estimated 100,000 kilograms of CO2, a known greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Many of the attendees are even expected to stay on mega-yachts.”
Eat my exhaust
While the elites of the entertainment, political and business world think of expensive ways for the average global citizen to spend their tax dollars and shrink their carbon footprint (the amount of carbon dioxide emitted in the air from the generation of energy/electricity), they themselves appear unwilling to give up their extravagant energy-wasting ways.
“[T]hey can hardly lecture the rest of us on prudent management of the earth’s environment when they’re burning up more than 300 gallons of diesel an hour on their private yachts or spewing tons of CO2 into the air from their private jets,” the Post’s Miranda Devine contended. “Whether it’s the megawatts of power consumed by the sound system at a dusk concert or the bright lights illuminating the ruins of the Temple of Hera where the Google Campers dined under the stars on Monday night, their eco-indulgence knows no bounds.”
Even though a number of leftist agendas are on the itinerary at Google Camp, climate change is number one.
“Everything is about global warming – that is the major topic this year,” one source divulged to the Post.
But one of the major objectives of Google Camp is to make the world into fellow-climate change alarmists.
"Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better," an attendee at the event 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."
Key public figures, as well as movers and shakers are invited to Google’s climate corral.
“Others who are expected to attend include … Orlando Bloom, Mark Zuckerburg, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper – among a host of other internationally-known influencers,” TheBlaze’s Chris Enloe informed. “Past attendees include the likes of Madonna, Oprah, and Michael Jordan. All attendees were personally invited by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The duo have hosted the private summit since 2012, according to Forbes.”
And you have to be rich to be on Google’s A-List as an invitee.
“Attendees, who according to a source were personally invited by Google founder Sergey Brin and Larry Page, reportedly will foot the bill for their travel costs to Sicily's Verdura Resort, but Google will pay the rest of their expenses,” Fox News divulged. “Rooms reportedly start at $903 a night in the luxurious vacation spot.”
Besides the aforementioned global celebrities, some others were also mentioned as having a spot on Google’s guest list.
“Other stars in attendance will be … singer Harry Styles, … Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Gayle King, designer Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller,” Fox noted. “Furstenberg and Diller reportedly arrived via their $200 million yacht Eos; Dreamworks founder David Geffen is said to have given Perry and Bloom a lift to the event on his $400 million yacht, Rising Sun.”
The Mediterranean paradise may have all the pomp of an eco-friendly retreat, but when all is said and done, its actual carbon footprint looks more like Bigfoot’s than Bambi’s.
“[T]he swanky Verdura resort where they’re staying – on Sicily’s southwestern coast – might have won a sustainability award, but it’s all relative,” Devine revealed. “It still features three water-guzzling golf courses, and the whopping carbon footprint of a 60m power hungry infinity pool, four outdoor thalassotherapy pools, steam baths, saunas, dozens of plunge pools and a private beach filled with imported sand flown in using more carbon miles.”
The hypocrisy of the opulent attendees abounds.
“Prince Harry even gave a ‘barefoot speech’ to the billionaires about the need to save the environment, as Page Six reports – only days after vowing that he would confine himself to siring only two children as his personal contribution to saving the planet,” Devine added.“It doesn’t get much sillier than being lectured on carbon footprints by a prince whose family rattles around in multiple palaces – unless you count the imminent visit to New York by Swedish teenage eco-evangelist Greta Thunberg, a favorite of Harry’s wife Meghan, who has just placed her on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue she has spent all year ‘guest editing.’”
Thunberg at least tries to appear ecofriendly when arriving at save-the-planet events.
“Thunberg was invited to lecture the United Nations on climate change next month but – unlike the Google campers – at least the child tries to practice what she preaches, and refused to pollute the air by flying,” Devine noted. “It took another eco-conscious nobleman – this time from Monaco’s royal family – to come to her rescue with the offer of his racing yacht to sail her across the Atlantic on wind power. No doubt Harry and Meghan would approve.”
Google still searching for ways to dump Trump
Google – which has made it no secret that its leadership is no fan of Trump’s since the 2016 election – is apparently talking up what it considers a more eco-friendly replacement for the president heading into the 2020 election year.
“Also discussed at Google camp was the current political situation across the planet,” Divine added. “It doesn’t take much guessing to figure out that the re-election of Donald Trump was not on the agenda.”
A video of Google’s founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page belaboring their laments over Trump’s victory against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was exposed by Breitbart News days after the 2016 election result were final.
“As an immigrant and a refugee, I certainly find this election deeply offensive, and I know many of you do, too,” Brin proclaimed on the video at the time, according to the Post. “So many people apparently don’t share the values that we have. [Google will be working hard to find the solution by] being very vigilant and thinking about all these issues [to see] what we can do to lead to maybe a better quality of governance and decision-making.”
Google’s influence in shaping the upcoming election is yet to be seen.
“Three years later – as long as Google and pals confine themselves to gas-bagging at luxury resorts – we can safely ignore them as harmless virtue-signalers, but if they try to subvert the will of the people, it’s war,” Devine asserted.