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Obama’s flight(s) to Argentina proved how serious he is about acting on climate change

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By Doug Powers  •  March 25, 2016 06:22 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

President Obama proved yet again this week how super-focused he is on halting the advance of global warming by reducing fossil fuel emissions.

The wind-up:

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And the pitch:

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The storms feel less severe already thanks to this kind of “lead by example” environmental stewardship:

President Obama brought along a second, smaller Air Force One for his family to enjoy a day of sightseeing in Argentina on Thursday.

After dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took their daughters aboard the government plane colloquially known as “baby” Air Force One Thursday to fly to the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina. It’s a Boeing 757 used when traveling to places where the runway is too short for the primary Air Force One.

The larger Air Force One, a 747-200, was parked alongside the smaller plane at the airport in Buenos Aires, according to pool reporters traveling with the president. It costs about $206,000 per hour to fly the larger plane, which the president is expected to use for the 10-plus-hour flight back to Washington late Thursday night.

It’s common for the government to have a backup plane available when the president travels, although not often for a family sightseeing excursion.

For that, President Obama wins this month’s “Albert Gore Jr. Mega-Eco-Hypocrite” award.

**Written by Doug Powers

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