Private Jet Airport Hosts Paris Climate Summit

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December’s climate conference is being held on the grounds of Europe’s busiest private jet airport. If we were serious about fighting climate change, wouldn’t private jets have been banned long ago?

COP21_ParisLeBourget_airporhighlighted screengrab from a French government website; click for source

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COP21_busiest_private_jet_airportclick for source The 40,000 diplomats, politicians, activists, and journalists expected to attend the UN climate summit in Paris will be spending two weeks at an airport. And not just any airport. Dedicated exclusively to private jets, Paris Le Bourget is the busiest private jet hub in Europe.

Ordinary people don’t descend from the clouds and touch down on its consecrated runways. That experience is reserved for royalty, rock stars, and the conspicuously consuming super rich. Offering quick takeoffs and landings, Paris Le Bourget (akaLBG) is “the premier choice for private flights” in and out of the French capital.

Equipped with more private terminals…

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