Climate Change Champion Bernie Sanders Has Massive Carbon Footprint
“2018 campaign committee issued an Oct. 10 payment of $297,685 to New York-based Apollo Jets, a charter jet company”
The only thing Bernie Sanders likes more than vilifying ‘millionaires and billionaires’ is talking about the imminent danger of climate change. He has frequently lambasted President Trump and Republicans for failing to take the issue seriously.
But now we learn that like many people on the left, Bernie has a massive carbon footprint, especially when it comes to air travel.
Louis Casiano reports at FOX News:
Bernie Sanders spent nearly $300G on private air travel in October: reports
Bernie Sanders is so concerned about climate change that he spent nearly $300,000 on private air travel in October so he could speak to audiences in nine battleground states prior to November’s midterm elections.
The independent U.S. senator from Vermont also used the opportunity to test the waters for a potential 2020 presidential run, according to reports.
Sanders’ 2018 campaign committee issued an Oct. 10 payment of $297,685 to New York-based Apollo Jets, a charter jet company used by retired sports stars Derek Jeter and Shaquille O’Neal, according to federal campaign reports obtained by VTDigger.org, a watchdog news site in Vermont.
“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s nine-day, nine-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” said Arianna Jones, senior communications adviser for Friends of Bernie Sanders…
The Sanders campaign purchased nearly $5,000 in carbon offsets to balance out the emissions produced from the travel. A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions to compensate for emissions elsewhere.
Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon notes that Sanders places a lot of blame for climate change on the transportation industry:
Bernie Sanders’s Campaign Spent $300k on Private Plane Travel in October
Air travel is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, with some estimations saying that the aviation industry accounts for about 11 percent of transportation-related emissions in the country. The environmental impact is greatly magnified in cases of private flights, which carry far fewer people per trip than commercial jets.
Sanders claims on his website that “climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet” and puts the blame chiefly on the growing rate of emissions being produced by the transportation sector.
“Global climate change is real, it is caused mainly by emissions released from burning fossil fuels and it poses a catastrophic threat to the long-term longevity of our planet,” he writes. “The transportation sector accounts for about 26 percent of carbon pollution emissions.”
Bernie’s Twitter feed is packed with messages about climate change:
Climate change is an intersectional issue that will touch each and every one of us and, as such, it must be met with solidarity. https://t.co/AKUSZt2VZU
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 5, 2018
President Trump and his friends in the fossil fuel industry are destroying the planet in the name of short-term profits. Enough is enough. We have got to act boldly to combat climate change today.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 4, 2018
It’s time for a political revolution that takes on fossil fuel billionaires, accelerates our transition to clean energy, and finally puts people before the profits of polluters.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 3, 2018
The left’s devotion to climate change is religious, perhaps cult-like would be more accurate, yet their actions often conflict with their rhetoric.
As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit has said many times:
“I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis act like it’s a crisis.”
Progressives have become the crazy person standing on a street corner holding a sign that says “Repent, the end is near.”
As an example, I’ll leave you with this clip of MSNBC’s Katy Tur saying her life is pointless because the planet is going to be destroyed by climate change:
MSNBC’s Katy Tur says her life is “pointless” because ‘climate change’ is going to destroy the planet so she has no future. ???? pic.twitter.com/7sGnDaY6Zn
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 4, 2018
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Even if you incinerated tomorrow still seems lot better than being Olbermanns g/f.
I do believe that Tur’s comment was snark.
That aside, Glenn Reynolds is exactly right. The Druidic religion of climate-thingy is ONLY about control of other people.
Of course it is. Everything most politicians do is about control and removal of freedom. A free people scares them more than anything, as a free people would stop electing these bought and paid for puppets who do not represent us. They are bent on power trips and amassing fortunes while looking to control every aspect of your life that they can.
Bernie shows exactly what is wrong with politics. The man has been on the public’s salary for all his life. Before he found politics he was destitute. Yet he can afford to spend so much flitting around? Can afford three houses? He has a heck of a lot more worth, wealth, than his salary should have ever given him.
How? We have seen this story over and over and over. Harry Reid, a prime example of the corruption, had a small bank account when he was elected, yet became a millionaire many times over by being a “public servant”? Seriously. When the heck are people going to wake up to this?
You don’t become a millionaire making around 200 K a year, not with the expensive housing in DC and their home towns. Nor, as a “public servant” should they. It was designed that it cost you to be a Congress critter. It was meant to be real public service, at the founding there was no salary, you went in, leaving your job behind, served, then went back to you life.
I get that things are more complicated now, and don’t begrudge them making a salary, but you cannot tell me all these people are geniuses when it comes to investing that their rates of return are well over 100%.
This is a broken system, and it’s not just this moron Bernie who gotten far too wealthy for his position and salary levels, with his high carbon footprint thanks to wealth that is far above what he earns. It is about who really controls the majority of these puppets who are bought and paid for.
but he’ll buy carbon credits, whatever
And he’ll buy them from Al Gore’s sham company.
Bernie is such a complete and total fraud.
It’s time for a political revolution that takes on fossil fuel billionaires…
Fossil fuel billionaires? Have you noticed, now that there are numerous “good” progressive billionaires, they have to specify which billionaires are the “bad” billionaires?
the “good” billionaires tend to make a lot of money by internatiional labor cost arbitrage. IOW outsourcing jobs or importing cheap labor.
which is why they love globalist policies.
shut up, peons. don’t you realize that some animals are more equal than others?
Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming.
They think they can abort the fetus, offspring, baby and have her, too. Throw in the progressive cost of medical insurance paid through single (i.e. regulated) payer, subsidized through redistributive change. Social justice adventures that force catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform (e.g. gerrymandered districts). Political congruence (“=”) or selective exclusion for optical effect. And a few trinkets sprinkled at their pleasure under a cloud of psychoactive smoke. They’re probably right.
It’s time for a market reassessment of the natural black blob, the artificial green blight, and the political consensus.
Taxpayer $$$ is shoveled out both up and down the line to different stratum of society. Down in the form of entitlements, pensions, and poverty programs. Up in the form of govt. contracts and politics.
I’m sure the govt. would like to thank all the taxpayers who supply this money, but right now they’re to busy shopping to give the source of the cash much thought.
You’d think if they really believed, they would stay home and use Skype
Hollyweird types want you to drive a Prius so that they have enough gas for their Lear jets, err, make that Gulfstreams. I’ll listen to them the day that Van Nuys airport shuts down. Go the flightradar24 and check out the traffic from there.
Katy Turd is pointless.
The Sanders campaign, which is funded primarily by small-dollar donors, paid Apollo Jets $297,685.50 on Oct. 10
(notice the dates of the socialist hypocrite)
Climate change is a planetary crisis. Our task is clear. We must take on the fossil fuel industry that’s largely responsible for global emissions and accelerate our transition toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources. https://t.co/661WsIZJYt
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 10, 2018
This corrupt old fraud. Had the FBI not been completely corrupted, bernie and his wife would be behind bars with hillary clinton. And her catheter.
New Report Says FBI Fraud Probe into Bernie’s Wife Has Deepened, Cites Grand Jury Action: