If Climate Change Is Real, Why Don’t the Elites Act Like It?

Ashley Hayek,  October 5, 2023

This article originally appeared in Townhall on October 5, 2023.

If you tuned in to watch Pete Buttigieg testify before Congress recently, you were in for a treat. As Biden’s Secretary of Transportation, Buttigieg’s job is to oversee the airlines regular folks like you and I use. But “Fly Boy” Buttigieg was grilled about his penchant for flying in swanky private jets – at our expense, of course. 

In a way, I guess I can’t blame him. Private jets are pretty much everyone’s definition of luxe living. After all, the so-called “elites” often stretch out in leather-trimmed luxury, bypassing long security lines as they zip in style from one coast to the other. 

There’s just one problem, though. The private jets they so enjoy also happen to spew more carbon than most people do in their lifetime. In fact, they emit up to fourteen times more carbon than you or I typically do. All year long.

But don’t trouble Fly Boy Buttigieg with such facts – or even expect him to come clean about them. Although each of his flights costs taxpayers a bundle, he refuses to disclose exactly how much. In fact, his office has been accused of “dragging its feet” in responding to Congressional requests for details.

As unforgiveable as that is, there’s more.

Read full op-ed in Townhall

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