Did You Know...

   

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

Share
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:

null

And the pitch:

null

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

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Chakra & Awe: Lagging in the polls, Team Hillary tries to enlist Al Gore to scare millennials into voting for her

September 15, 2016 10:22 PM by Doug Powers

goreendnear

Vote Trump or third party and YOU WILL DIE!

Al-mageddon hath arrived: A decade ago today, Gore issued his 10-year doomsday warning

January 26, 2016 12:22 PM by Doug Powers

gorebear

Is it getting hot in here or is he crazy?

Sex in the balance: CNN sounds alarm about the latest thing climate change is killing

November 6, 2015 10:19 PM by Doug Powers

sexclimate

If you can’t get a date you can always jump a shark

Ramp up the fear mongering! New study predicts Miami, New Orleans will be under water *soon due to global warming

October 12, 2015 09:12 PM by Doug Powers

miami

Another “peer reviewed” urinal cake


Categories: Al Gore, Enviro-nitwits, Feature Story, global warming

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook