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Wyatt Reed is a journalist covering Latin America and racial and environmental justice movements in the US. He reported on the 2019 coup d'etat in Bolivia from the ground and has covered stories throughout the region from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, and more.

Davos Slammed as ‘Masterclass in Hypocrisy’ as Study Finds Attendees Take 1,000+ Private Flights

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The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting once again managed to unite critics both left and right in condemnation of the annual conference for Western politicians, celebrities, and oligarchs who are staunchly committed to convincing the rest of us to cut back.

The hundreds of elites descending on Davos in private jets – in the name of offering the rest of humanity climate solutions – are really offering a “masterclass in hypocrisy,” critics say, as a new study found over a thousand private flights were taken at airports by the resort that hosts the notorious World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.

“Given that… the WEF claims to be committed to the 1.5°C Paris Climate Target, this annual private jet bonanza is a distasteful masterclass in hypocrisy,” said Greenpeace’s transport campaigner, Klara Maria Schenk, who added that “it’s about time our political leaders start to lead by example instead of producing hot air in secret meetings with big business.”

The World Economic Forum claims its highly-secretive Davos meeting is merely a “platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogues and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.” According to its website, this year’s assembly is focused on generating “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.”

With 2023’s gathering still several days away, Swiss authorities have reportedly already locked down all local access roads and are scanning the fingerprints of attendees to verify their identities.

Greenpeace International wrote in a Friday statement that research they commissioned – and carried out by Dutch environmental consultancy CE Delft – found that “during the week of last year’s World Economic Forum 1,040 private jet flights arrived and departed out of airports serving the Swiss luxury ski resort Davos, with about every second flight attributed to the meeting.

“53% were short-haul flights below 750 [kilometers] that could have easily been train trips, with 38% flying ultra short distances of under 500 km,” they noted.

According to their findings, one private jet traveled just 21 kilometers to arrive.

“The rich and powerful flock to Davos in ultra-polluting, socially inequitable private jets to discuss climate and inequality behind closed doors,” Schenk noted. “Do we really believe that these are the people to solve the problems the world faces?”

Private jet flights touching down and departing from the World Economic Forum in 2022 reportedly produced nearly 10,700 tons of CO2 – or roughly what 350,000 average cars emit in a week.

According to researchers, total emissions from private jet flights quadrupled during the week before and after Davos, and most of the flights were undertaken by WEF participants.

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  1. Globalist warming – and warning.

    Get used to the face and unashamed narcissism of the ‘be kind’ socialism and control. “You will have nothing and … we will have everything to do with exactly as we please.”

    Anyone who trusts this lot, their adherents and followers – have a look at who’s who on WEF’s website – is mentally and ideologically impaired.

  2. All that secrecy and control speaks volumes about discussion and decision making benefitting only a very few in the globalist parasite class at the expense of the rest of humanity.

  3. Globalists don’t give a hoot about us, our comments, or what we think. As far as they are concerned we are as far down the food chain to them as insects are to us and just as disposable. Globalists see themselves as cultured, entitled, privileged and intelligent. And no, if we ignore them they won’t go away. They think this is their planet, that there are too many of us, and they want us gone. If we object, they will simply marshall the resources of the police force, army, and/or UN ‘Peacekeepers’ and do it by force.
    But instead of letting a viral pandemic circle the world and kill us off, ‘they’ wanted to ‘save’ us by injecting us with a gene therapy which was re-named a vaccine so it would be more acceptable. IF the objective of the ‘vax’ was, as Bill Gates has said on video, to reduce the population, why did the massive ‘Covid protection’ programme target populations of the western world where the population growth and density is nowhere near what it is in other countries? Think past the money.

  4. There’s also a rumour going around that the attendees have all hired exclusively UNVACCINATED pilots.

    Haven’t yet confirmed this, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

    They know.

    • Well they would, to be in step with the unvaxed status of their passengers..

      No heart attacks up front and no heart attacks in coach. Seems only fair…

  5. That’s because the climate crisis, assuming there is one, is driven by big industry and its rich owners, the public is just a scape goat….whilst the real polluters go on polluting, unregulated……

  6. Someone ask Damian O’Connor what he’s doing there. Is Bill giving him a briefing on giving our livestock his nasty RNA vaccines?

    Politicians are grifters. They have sold their souls to the devil for their own greedy gain whilst damning the future of their children and grandchildren. They deliver NOTHING. They print money and use taxpayers hard earned money to LAUNDER money to their mates and family members.

    The lot of them need to GO and many need to be imprisoned for their embezzlement and waste of money.

    As for Davos, where’s Enola Gay when you need her?

  7. If you see NZ as just another province of the global plutocracy ran out of Davos it is much easier to make sense of decision making. NZ, a plutocracy disguised as a one party totalitarian state disguised as a multi party democracy.

  8. Parasitus globilistii
    “A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host.” CDC, Center for Disease Control.

  9. The newly elected U.S. Congress is attempting to cancel/de-fund many of these organizations. They can’t force Biden to sign legislation, but they CAN cut off the money.

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