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Four HUNDRED Private Jets Attended the COP27 Climate Conference

Essay by Eric Worrall

h/t John Galt III: Climate hypocrisy on steroids – four hundred delegates and their retinues arrived by CO2 spewing private jets, to discuss how to restrict everyone elses CO2 emissions.

FOUR HUNDRED private jets arrived in Egypt during COP27 as climate delegates are accused of ‘hypocrisy’

  • Climate delegates accused of hypocrisy as 400 private jets in Egypt for COP27
  • Numerous posts on social media criticised delegates for travelling by private jet 
  • Posts and reports included various estimates for the number of such planes 


PUBLISHED: 19:27 AEDT, 11 November 2022 | UPDATED: 19:27 AEDT, 11 November 2022

Climate delegates were accused of hypocrisy after 400 private jets arrived in Egyptfor COP27.

Numerous posts on social media criticised delegates for travelling by private jet to the UN climate summit.

Posts and reports included various estimates for the number of such planes bringing delegates to the gathering in the beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Climate Action Against Disinformation, a group that analyses trends in false information on social media, said in a report on Thursday that narratives of supposed ‘hypocrisy and elitism’ were one of the main focuses of climate-sceptic messages during COP27.

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Why should any of us even consider taking the alleged climate crisis seriously, while the leaders of the green movement act like their CO2 emissions don’t matter?

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November 12, 2022 10:02 am

Do as I say not as I do? Let him that is without sin cast the first stone.

Reply to  JohnC
November 12, 2022 10:33 am
Reply to  Scissor
November 13, 2022 12:58 am

I suspect Sophia is only there to be noticed

Reply to  JohnC
November 12, 2022 12:14 pm

I have never flown in a private jet.

Am I allowed to cast some stones at their jets?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  pillageidiot
November 12, 2022 6:15 pm

Heat seeking or radar guided?

Tom Halla
November 12, 2022 10:06 am

One cannot party very well over Zoom, apparently.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 12, 2022 6:15 pm

Unless you’re Jeffrey Toobin.

November 12, 2022 10:07 am

How many yachts?

How the other half pontificate, eh

November 12, 2022 10:22 am

This is perfectly understandable. These are very busy, important people that have to be allowed to travel by private jet so as not to be tainted by commoners.

Reply to  Jackdaw
November 12, 2022 5:59 pm

“… but some animals are more equal than others”.

November 12, 2022 10:39 am

At least the old rock ‘n roll bands and their entourages weren’t lecturing us all about abstinence when they were cavorting around the world on high-paying drug-addled gigs.

Can anyone really imagine Keef rasping into a microphone that we should all quit smoking to improve the air quality at rock gigs.

(and the looks he’d get from Charlie if he did)
Reply to  Mr.
November 12, 2022 5:43 pm

Tell that to Neil Young.

Dave O.
November 12, 2022 11:18 am

The first thing they could do is outlaw all air travel, which would only take us back 120 or so years when we had a perfect climate.

Big Al
Reply to  Dave O.
November 13, 2022 12:03 am

Perfect climate has perfect number. Klaus would say 500,000,000 for Happy World.

November 12, 2022 11:30 am

Numerous posts on social media criticised delegates

That’s the worst that will happen, and they know it.

November 12, 2022 11:31 am

Gee, climate hucksters are hypocrites, who’d a thunk?
Wonder what the carbon footprint for Air Force One is?

Actually, the real narrative is that they are in charge and you are not. They can do any act of depravity and get a pass as long as they are part of the elite ruling class. Climate hypocricy is such a small part of their sins when compared to what else these degenerates do like endorse forced labor (slavery) and human trafficking, to name a couple.

Reply to  Brad-DXT
November 12, 2022 5:01 pm

It’s not just Air Force One. It’s also the several cargo planes that travel with it to carry all the cars used by the president’s entourage, including the beast, that alone weighs multiple tons.

November 12, 2022 11:47 am

The discussion should be over regarding “climate”. We’ve seen this kind of nonsense time and again.

Peta of Newark
November 12, 2022 11:53 am

It’s OK, Auntie B is on the case…

She tells us, I’m sure El Grauniando will concur:
Quote:”The emissions are negligible compared to the impact of decisions and commitments made at these summits,” he said.
“If you want emissions to come down, you want leaders in the room and media, scientists and stakeholders asking the important questions.

Note the numbers in a story that’s now 3 days old – see how quickly it’s (not) been updated.,
(At least Auntie has stopped telling us how we can trust her – she only did that because nobody did)

Reply to  Peta of Newark
November 13, 2022 1:02 am
November 12, 2022 12:37 pm


After so many failed COP’s, maybe now’s the time that Policy Makers should come up with some other revolutionary (and very morbid) way of solving the non-existent problem of global warming – such as banning ‘Cremations‘ to achieve Net Zero. Wow, that would make a huge difference!

(This could make an excellent post/topic on its own An!*o^y)

Just for starters, there are 310 crematoriums in the UK alone, and 75% of all UK deceased are cremated. The fuel (oil, natural gas, propane or coal gas) used to generate temperatures of 871 – 1,150 degrees C (to ensure complete disintegration and vaporisation of the corpse) takes 90 mins. It takes 110 litres of Kerosene for each cremation. Plus, think of all the mourners travelling to say their farewells, let alone the electric power consumption as the cremulator pulverises the left-over bones to make ‘ashes’.

By law, I am forbidden to have an open-air pyre in my back garden. In the UK, I cannot go down the route of Alkaline Hydrolysis (a pressure vessel filled with potassium hydroxide) as there is no UK water industry standard which regulates disposal of liquified human remains.

I can, however, be buried at sea – but only @ the Needles, Hastings or Tynmouth. No where else.

I can be buried in the ground (as 25% of cadavers are) – but unless everyone’s buried vertically, we would soon run out of space!

So, COP 27 . . . . Just Stop Cremations. Sorted.

Big Al
Reply to  GeeJam
November 12, 2022 11:38 pm

Soylent Green for Happy people who need nothing is the plan.

Reply to  GeeJam
November 13, 2022 7:57 am

Just Stop Cremations?
You mean – no more self-igniting Electric Vehicles . . . ?


November 12, 2022 12:56 pm

Thank goodness the forecast sea level rises did not occur. It could have meant another 400 jets would have needed to be brought in.

November 12, 2022 1:11 pm

I’d be willing to posit that for every “private jet” reported there are 1-2 COP27 related flights not reported. I’d also bet that regional and international commercial aviation doubled over the period of COP27.

November 12, 2022 3:05 pm

We had better take the climate crisis seriously. The adherents and followers of this unique cult are in a position to do us great harm. Ignoring them is akin to turning your back on an angry man with a club. You could wake up with a horrendous headache.

November 12, 2022 4:03 pm

> Why should any of us even consider taking the alleged climate crisis seriously, while the leaders of the green movement act like their CO2 emissions don’t matter?

More to the point, why should any of us even consider taking the alleged climate crisis seriously while three of the four major CO2 emitting countries are given a free pass?

Paul Hurley
November 12, 2022 5:31 pm

Perhaps those stop oil folks will glue themselves to each private jet before takeoff.

November 12, 2022 8:06 pm

Color me surprised that all the cultists are hypocrites. Whoda thunk it?
May the whole bunch get bad gas in their jets. Tired of it all now.

November 13, 2022 12:54 am

In fairness, they are electric-powered jets fueled by wind mills

If only windmills could fly

November 13, 2022 2:02 am

this years climate woodstock is being held featuring the worlds biggest congregation of personal carbon emissions , in a country with egregious human rights violations that uses coal fired electricity and exports oil will surely find a way to save the planet . but it does have a beautiful beach

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D Boss
November 13, 2022 7:12 am

Yes, it is extremely hypocritical to fly by private jet to a conference that proposes to limit everyone else’s CO2 emissions. However we do still purportedly live in free societies, where you have the freedom to live, work, play and move about as you wish. And there is nothing wrong with flying by private jet if your budget allows this luxury. Actually for some it is a utility, not a luxury.

As to the nincompoops who gnash teeth over “evil” private jets spewing tonnes of CO2 into the air – facts are as follows: (computed from known parameters)

By mid sized or SUV car, with 4 passengers on a cross country trip average 60 MPH, the emissions are 0.221 lbs of CO2 per passenger mile.

By B737-800, 160 passengers average 485 knots ground speed, the emissions are 0.222 lbs CO2 per passenger mile.

By B747-400, 400 passengers and 20 tons of cargo, 525 knots ground speed emissions are 0.239 lbs CO2 per passenger mile.

By GLF550 (Gulfstream G550) 14 passengers, 565 kt ground speed, emissions are 0.314 lbs CO2 per passenger mile.

So you see, traveling by car or commercial plane are roughly equivalent in terms of CO2 per passenger mile. Private jet travel can be a mere 41% higher than car or commercial aircraft in terms of CO2 emissions.

Finally all these braying donkeys having conniptions over flying by private jet to a conference of like minded numbskulls – where are they every year at places like Aspen Colorado? See the following video blog by a small private jet owner flying into Aspen, off season: (Aspen-Landing with all the Bells and Whistles going off!)
Pay attention to the above video between time 32:00 and 38:00 On short final, you can see 3 private jet parking areas, with as I count, at least 50 private jets on the ramp. And this is off season! Then parking this small private jet is rather tricky, with so many other jets on the ramp.

So why are not the eco protesters out lying down in front of all these private jets routinely going to exclusive resorts???

To illustrate even further, here is an internal cockpit video of a G-IV (Gulfstream 4) with a short repositioning flight from Fort Lauderdale Executive to West Palm Beach International: (Gulfstream G-IV Full Flight Engine Start to Shutdown KFXE-KPBI)
Over the beginning 16 minutes of this video, you can observe some 40-50 jets on the ramp, and 2 landing private jets and 3 private jets taking off around noon on a weekday. Clearly private jets are far more numerous than most persons understand!

My point? Over a distance of about 70 miles on the SE coast of Florida, are 6-10 airports catering to private jets. If each has 30-40 jets parked, and have 5 movements over 15 minutes on a weekday, then 400 jets into Sharm El Shiek over a 10 day conference is like an average Tuesday in South Florida regards private jet travel! (so the complainers are not only hypocrites, but ignorant of reality too)

(the problem with the elites wanting to decimate the human population and shut down hydrocarbon fueled modern society, is that once past a certain tipping point of “zero carbon” ideology there will be no luxury for the elites – horse and buggy travel, farming with heavy horses and starvation, disease and pestilence are the future even for those idiots on their eco soapboxes) (question is, will the masses allow this misanthropic nightmare to bear fruit?)

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