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‘Guess the climate rules don’t apply to them’

November 2, 2021

By Paul Homewood


From The Mail:



Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos were slammed as hypocrites for lecturing the world on the need to combat climate change by reducing carbon footprint while at the same time reportedly vacationing on superyachts off the coast of Turkey.

Multi-billionaire and Microsoft founder Gates celebrated his 66th birthday in Turkey in the company of fellow tycoon and Amazon founder Bezos on Friday.

Bezos was among the 50 guests invited to Gates’ private party beside the Mediterranean. It’s not clear whether any of Gates’ family helped him celebrate at his exclusive bash.

Gates – once the richest man on earth who has dropped to fourth on the Forbes Rich List ranking with $124 billion – transported his guests by helicopter from his $2million-a-week rental yacht ‘Lana’ to the Sea Me Beach club in Fethiye.

The jet fuel used to power helicopters emits 21.095 pounds of carbon dioxide per gallon burned, and helicopters travel approximately 10.75 miles per gallon.

According to reports, Bezos also travelled to Gates’ superyacht by helicopter.

The Blue Origin founder is said to have made the 120-mile round trip journey by chopper from Govoka to the resort town of Fethiye.

Based on the same estimations, Bezos’ helicopter emitted some 215 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Both Bezos and Gates are reportedly staying on superyachts – each of which emits 7,020 tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 19 tons per day.


After jetting into Scotland in his $65 million Gulfstream private jet, Bezos had a nice, friendly chat with Prince Charles, who presumably did not object to the hypocrisy of his guest!



Billionaire Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez met with Britain’s Prince Charles last night on the eve of the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, after jetting into Scotland on a $65 million private jet.

According to Biz News, 400 private jets have flown into Glasgow this week.


Billionaire Jeff Bezos discussed climate change with Prince Charles on the eve of Cop26

The jets arriving in Scotland on Sunday caused such an extraordinary traffic jam that it forced empty planes to fly 30 miles to Prestwick to find space to park.

  1. November 2, 2021 12:09 pm

    These rich men by epitomising the hypocrisy and lies of the Greenies are helping to dispel what the climate doomsayers are proclaiming.

  2. GeoffB permalink
    November 2, 2021 12:14 pm

    Leave them alone, they planted some trees somewhere, they are carbon neutral.

    One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
    One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them;
    In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      November 2, 2021 1:34 pm

      Great to see a bit of Tolkien.

      Remember these are the people who control most of the worlds media outlets, so “beware, be ware be very very ware” about criticising them.

  3. November 2, 2021 12:26 pm

    As always the rich spend more on travel than probably a hundred of us mere mortals but have the brass neck to tell us what to eat and not to do as they do. How can they look in the mirror and not be sick at what they see.

  4. November 2, 2021 12:51 pm

    Brilliant – good for the Mail. The thing is, there’s not many of ’em, so overall they won’t make as much impact on the climate as I do on my bike.

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      November 3, 2021 12:35 pm

      What on earth do you do on your bike ….. maybe I shouldn’t ask?

  5. Patsy Lacey permalink
    November 2, 2021 1:08 pm

    According to his staff Prince Charles checked that his private jet was using sustainable aviation fuel. Wine from his estate again?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      November 2, 2021 1:32 pm

      Sustainable aviation fuel? That sounds as bogus as Shell telling me my electricity is 100% renewable thanks to the magic of REGOs indulgences. I read that bulb energy is wobbling and in the article the retarded journalist said they supplied 100% green energy. No doubt more REGOs.

      • Adam Gallon permalink
        November 3, 2021 8:51 am

        “Where does my energy come from?
        Bulb supplies 100% renewable electricity to all its members from solar, wind and hydro. Every unit of electricity we supply can be traced back to a renewable source. There are different ways to buy this renewable electricity. At Bulb, we partner with generators across the UK to directly purchase their electricity. And we buy energy on the wholesale market with renewable energy certificates to match.

        We also supply 100% carbon offset gas. We offset the emissions from the gas we supply by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world. And a chunk of our gas mix comes from renewable sources, too.”

  6. Harry Passfield permalink
    November 2, 2021 1:25 pm

    Alok Sharma was just asked on WatO what he thought of all the private jets flying into the COP. After a BIG sigh he said that, yes it was a problem but that in order to transport so many heads of state it was necessary. He said (I kid you not) that he looks forward to when delegates could possibly fly in on electric planes – which, he claimed do exist.
    How is it that a man like him can sell his soul for this nonsense. He really seems to have drunk heavily of the kool-aid. Sigh.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      November 2, 2021 1:33 pm

      There is the solar powered aeroplane that has flown around the world. Took a year I think waiting for the best weather and charging the batteries every few miles.

      • Ray Sanders permalink
        November 2, 2021 4:47 pm

        Now here is the weirdest thing – it is technically perfectly possible to manufacture “renewable” synthetic hydrocarbons. All you need is some hydrogen made from water electrolysis with wind, solar or hydro-electricity etc and carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere by basic amine adsorption largely powered using solar thermal and PV or wind derived electricity. Then you work through the Fischer-Tropsch process (renewably driven of course) to produce synthetic kerosene to burn in an existing aero gas turbine.
        Obviously the problem to people in the real world is that this is a fantastically expensive and inefficient set of processes and unlikely to be operable at any sort of scale. To the green way of thinking, however, this would be disastrous as it would allow people to fly without being nett emitters of CO2 and of course us plebs being allowed to fly must be made illegal!
        That this company is actually very unpopular with most greens tells a lot.

  7. November 2, 2021 2:39 pm

    I have always been a bit sceptical, and no doubt ignorant, of just how they figure out the weight of the CO2 that’s emitted by us humans. But if a gallon of Jet Fuel is about 6-7 pounds, how can it give off 21 pounds of CO2,as it says in the Mail’s article?

    • Ray Sanders permalink
      November 2, 2021 8:01 pm

      Jet fuel (kerosene) has a basic formula in the range of of C12H26 through to C15H32. Carbon Dioxide however is CO2. The important thing to remember is that the the “O2” part has a very much greater molecular mass than both the hydrogen and carbon molecules. The “C” part of CO2 is actually less than a third of the overall mass when combined with atmospheric oxygen. So yes 6/7 pounds of jet fuel makes over 21 pounds of CO2.

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        November 3, 2021 2:53 pm

        The approximate molar arithmetic:

        C12H26 is about 144g of C and 26g of H or a total of 170g per mol

        The C12 will completely combust to 12CO2, so in molar reckoning that is 12x44g or 528g, which is about 3.1 times the weight of the kerosene burned.

      • November 3, 2021 3:14 pm

        Thanks! I was always terrible at Chemistry in high school, studied mathematical sciences at yooni. Is this what I see each Christmas watching those Royal Society chemistry lectures on the Beeb, when a very small solution of something, gives off a ton of smoke and vapour?

      • It doesn't add up... permalink
        November 3, 2021 6:29 pm

        That’s really more the phenomenon that gas occupies much more space that liquids and solids in typical earth conditions. The standard density of air (at 15C and 101.325kPa) is just 1.225kg/m^3, whereas water is approximately 1,000kg/m^3

  8. November 2, 2021 3:08 pm

    The sad part of this is that the very rich, and the well-known politicians and celebrities, have to travel and stay in safe and secure manner. This almost always means private planes, ships, and autos with safety features. When private means is not available then multiple security personnel are required.
    Mega-yachts and helicopters have a role in protecting these “special” folks.

    That said, the fools could just stay home and shut up.

  9. Robert Christopher permalink
    November 2, 2021 10:04 pm

    The Mail has excelled itself even further 🙂 :

    DAN WOOTTON: I want to save the planet but I resent being told how to do it by a bunch of biased BBC reporters, unelected billionaires, royals, celebrities and tone-deaf politicians whose private jets have turned Flop 26 into an orgy of hypocrisy
    By Dan Wootton for MailOnline

    Exactly! These puppets are being seen for what they are.

    • Jack Broughton permalink
      November 3, 2021 12:40 pm

      I’ve never read the Mail, maybe it is time to start. The never-ending hyperbole in the rest of the press is becoming annoying now.

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