Bill Gates Will Not Stop Taking Private Jets Any Time Soon

Bill Gates Will Not Stop Taking Private Jets Any Time Soon

February 9, 2023

Add Bill Gates to the list of “climate activists” who frequently take gas-guzzling private jets across the globe. Eco-left leaders like John Kerry and Bill Gates are coming under fire for jetting across the world using private flights, the most carbon-emitting form of transportation. Fox News reported on a 2021 Transport and Environment study that private jet travel emits ten times more carbon than commercial planes and 50 times more carbon than trains.

Fox News reports on Gates’s excuse for using a private jet, 

“Well, I, by the gold standard of, funding Climeworks, to do direct air capture that far exceeds my family’s carbon footprint,” Gates told BBC last week when asked about how he frequently travels on private planes. “I’m comfortable with the idea that not only am I not part of the problem by paying for the offsets, but also through the billions that my Breakthrough Energy group is spending, that I am part of the solution.”

Unfortunately for Mr. Gates, we aren’t buying it.

Power the Future executive director Daniel Turner told Fox News,

“Obviously, [Gates and Kerry are] hypocritical and, quite frankly, insulting. But they’re also illogical because the whole goal of the climate movement is to reduce the use of fossil fuels…There really should be no exemptions. These folks have no problem plunging the middle class into energy poverty, but they want an exemption. So, basically, now the science or the religion of climate change has high priests, and if you are a high priest, if you are of a certain echelon, you are exempt from the rules.”

The moral of Gates’s story is that if you have billions of dollars, you can follow the logic of doing as we say rather than as we do.