Essay by Eric Worrall
I wonder if rich kid climate activists will continue to feel the excitement when their family private jet or super yacht is targeted?
Spanish activists destroy superyacht in Ibiza believed to belong to billionaire Walmart heiress
Retrieved from CNN on Jul 18, 2023 at 4:05 am
Spanish environmental activists have sprayed a superyacht moored in Ibiza.
Activists from environmental group Futuro Vegetal posted a video showing them standing in front of the superyacht named Kaos, holding a banner that read, “You consume, others suffer.” The activists then spray-painted the ship with red and black paint.
“The richest 1 percent of the world’s population pollutes more than the poorest 50 percent,” activists said in the video.
A similar act followed on Friday when the group spray-sprayed a private jet at Ibiza Airport, causing the runway to be closed for several hours, Futuro Vegetal said.
Read more: https://www.9news.com.au/world/climate-change-update-spanish-activists-vandalise-superyacht-in-ibiza-believed-to-belong-to-billionaire-walmart-heiress/ 91e61dc3-0825-427c-81ab-8642f2dd3ae0
Climate activists of rich kids whose families own these toys are apparently urging their parents to buy carbon offsets, so they would no doubt be shocked and dismayed if their family transport were targeted.
There’s a bigger problem. I can’t help but think that Futuro Vegetal is biting the hand that feeds it. I mean what would COP conferences be without private jets?
Sharm el Sheik (COP27) is surrounded by dangerous places that no sane person would sail through in a private luxury yacht. Even the Persian Gulf and the United Arab Emirates, where the upcoming COP28 will be held, have problems with piracy. At times, Iranian forces board passing ships for allegedly random reasons, a problem that could be exacerbated if Iran experiences a sustained deterioration in its economic position.
And of course, who would want to come to an event like the annual WEF public transport conference in Davos?
I guess time will tell if climate amateurs who own private jets and allegedly provide much of the funding to these groups threaten to withdraw those funds if their personal toys break.