This morning in Sweden, Greta Thunberg started her train-trek to Davos’ World Economic Forum ( #wef). She headed to speak, to #climatestrike and #FridaysforFuture with other youth and students, and to network. And to lay out a challenge which she believes and we all believe should be, but will not be taken up.
She will not see the leadership of America, President Trump. He is on another type of shutdown. In the event, its a great excuse not to be upstaged by students 1/5 his age, who are more mature, who speak well, even better than he, and who live without fear nor hypocrisy.
According to The Guardian,
“David Attenborough might have urged world leaders at Davos to take urgent action on climate change, but it appears no one was listening. As he spoke, experts predicted up to 1,500 individual private jets will fly to and from airfields serving the Swiss ski resort this week. Political and business leaders and lobbyists are opting for bigger, more expensive aircrafts, according to analysis by the Air Charter Service, which found the number of private jet flights grew by 11% last year.
“There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice, with Gulfstream GVs and Global Expresses both being used more than 100 times each last year,” said Andy Christie, private jets director at the ACS. This is partly due to the long distances travelled, he said, “but also possibly due to business rivals not wanting to be seen to be outdone by one another”. Last year, more than 1,300 aircraft flights were recorded at the conference, the highest number since ACS began recording private jet activity in 2013. Countries with the highest number of arrivals and departures out of the local airports over the past five years included: Germany, France, UK, US, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, according to ACS.