Airline industry experts predicted Wednesday that over 1,500 private jets are expected to arrive at the climate-change focused World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; raising serious questions over the carbon footprint of the global summit.
“Despite global warming being one of the major issues discussed at Davos every year, some 1,500 private jets are expected this week,” writes the New York Post.
“There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice,” said one insider. “This is at least in part due to some of the long distances traveled, but also possibly due to business rivals not wanting to be seen to be outdone by one another.”
According to those familiar with the annual summit, the majority of planes are arriving from Germany, France, the UK, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
ACOSTA GOES GLOBAL: The CNN Reporter HUMILIATES HIMSELF at International Conference
CNN’s senior White House correspondent took his anti-Trump road show onto the international stage Thursday, following the Commander-in-Chief to Europe to harass the President over his “America First” foreign policy.
The President was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, touting his “America First” agenda while speaking with foreign leaders and business executives from the world’s largest corporations.
After Trump says of Davos “It’s been really successful…” I asked him how he can be America First if he’s rubbing elbows with big wigs. He did not respond. Video from @ElizLanders pic.twitter.com/jPWWRfTLir
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 25, 2018
“We want great prosperity, and we want great peace, and that really is the message. A lot of people are coming back to the United States for jobs, we’re seeing tremendous investment and today’s been a very exciting day,” said Trump while exiting the high-level meetings.
Acosta pounced within seconds, nonsensically asking Trump how he plans to advance his agenda while speaking with foreign leaders.
“Mr. President, can you be ‘America First’ but also be rubbing elbows with all these big wigs?” shouted Acosta as the President walked away.
BREAKING: Trump Cancels Trip to World Economic Forum to Focus on Border Security
President Trump abruptly canceled his international visit to the World Economic Forum Thursday; saying he plans to remain in the United States to focus on border security and his ongoing budget battle with Congressional Democrats.
“Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!” tweeted the President.
Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. My warmest regards and apologies to the @WEF!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
The President touched-down in Texas Thursday to speak with local leaders and federal agents with first-hand knowledge of the escalating crisis taking place along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.