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Bernie Sanders spent nearly $300G on private air travel in October: reports

Bernie Sanders is so concerned about climate change that he spent nearly $300,000 on private air travel in October so he could speak to audiences in nine battleground states prior to November's midterm elections.

The independent U.S. senator from Vermont also used the opportunity to test the waters for a potential 2020 presidential run, according to reports.

Sanders’ 2018 campaign committee issued an Oct. 10 payment of $297,685 to New York-based Apollo Jets, a charter jet company used by retired sports stars Derek Jeter and Shaquille O’Neal, according to federal campaign reports obtained by VTDigger.org, a watchdog news site in Vermont.

“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s nine-day, nine-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” said Arianna Jones, senior communications adviser for Friends of Bernie Sanders.

“This cost covered the entirety of the tour from Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, California, and back to Vermont,” Jones continued. “The senator participated in 25 events.”

Jones said the charter jets were necessary so Sanders could campaign for candidates and get back to Vermont to join the state Democratic Party's campaign efforts.

The Sanders campaign purchased nearly $5,000 in carbon offsets to balance out the emissions produced from the travel. A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions to compensate for emissions elsewhere.

Sanders has been vocal about the need to curb the effects of climate change, calling it the “single greatest threat facing our planet.”

The same day his campaign paid Apollo Jets, Sanders called climate change a "planetary crisis" in a tweet.

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Bernie Sanders can own three mansions that need to be heated and fly all over on private jets using fossil fuels, then claim he cares about global warming?

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liberal/socialists are such divine self-appointed harbingers of planetary salvation that planet earth cuts them special slack when they jet through it's firmament.

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11 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

He wants to "help the environment" as long as he doesn't have to sacrifice anything. 

Like the other environmental hypocrites.

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49 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Bernie Sanders spent nearly $300G on private air travel in October

He's a busy guy.

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I was thinking the last time that I flew to Europe that my seat on that plane from that single flight increased my carbon footprint to more than all of my ground travel for the previous 12 months.

However, when it comes to making a discernibly positive impact on climate change we need representatives in congress that are intelligent enough to understand the science and evidence that exists, and then they must care enough to want to do whatever is humanly possible to reverse, or stabilize it, or at the very least to help prepare the rest of us for what is imminently coming. And hopefully ameliorate the worst possible case scenarios.

The seas are warming, we are and will continue to have ever more devastating "natural" disasters as a consquence from that.
Stronger, more devastating hurricanes, higher tidal and storm surges, both wetter and drier regions. More frequent and longer lasting drought, more fires, more flooding, more irregular weather patterns that wreak havoc with traditional growing seasons.
With rising sea levels low lying coastal areas will be ever more submerged. Our great coastal cities and ports are all in jeopardy. People will be forced to emigrate and put pressure elsewhere.
This is NOT "fake" news it is already happening. You don't even need to believe the science, just visit the areas and see with your own eyes. Talk to people that have lived there all their lives. I lived in Alaska for 10 years. I've been in the U.S. and Canadian arctic. I've seen measurable changes (receding glaciers, thinning permafrost, treeline moving further north, etc.) in that mere 10 years (less than a blink of geologic time). I've spoken with people from Iceland, Scandinavia, Siberia, Japan, India, and the Netherlands. They are all quite concerned. Things are happening all over this globe of ours, and happening very fast!
Check the archival records that go back for generations in London, Tokyo, New York, Miami, .....
There are over seven billion of us currently on this planet and we will all feel the negative effects of climate change, one way or another.
It is likely already too late for reversal, so slowing the man exacerbated cause-effect is a best hoped for scenario at this point. If we cannot slow it down, stop it from getting worse, then nature will reach a tipping point where nothing we do will any longer help. There is enough trapped methane beneath the arctic tundra to cause an exponential cascade effect once released into the atmosphere.

Bernie is sharp enough to know that flying around in a jet dramatically increases his share of co2 into the atmosphere. But he believes that it is a calculated risk that may pay off greater benefits if the similar minded persons that he campaigned for can get into office and change this nation's course of direction.
We represent only about 5% of the worlds population, yet we consume approximately 30% of the worlds fossil fuels. When we make positive changes it has a significant impact.
I'd gladly not fly for ten years to allow Bernie the flight time to inform and persuade others how important it is to make the right decisions for all of us and our posterity.

We all should know better, ignorance is no longer an excuse for doing nothing.

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3 hours ago, Stephan55 said:

ignorance is no longer an excuse for doing nothing

Who needs an excuse?

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5 hours ago, Stephan55 said:

I was thinking the last time that I flew to Europe that my seat on that plane from that single flight increased my carbon footprint to more than all of my ground travel for the previous 12 months.

However, when it comes to making a discernibly positive impact on climate change we need representatives in congress that are intelligent enough to understand the science and evidence that exists, and then they must care enough to want to do whatever is humanly possible to reverse, or stabilize it, or at the very least to help prepare the rest of us for what is imminently coming. And hopefully ameliorate the worst possible case scenarios.

The seas are warming, we are and will continue to have ever more devastating "natural" disasters as a consquence from that.
Stronger, more devastating hurricanes, higher tidal and storm surges, both wetter and drier regions. More frequent and longer lasting drought, more fires, more flooding, more irregular weather patterns that wreak havoc with traditional growing seasons.
With rising sea levels low lying coastal areas will be ever more submerged. Our great coastal cities and ports are all in jeopardy. People will be forced to emigrate and put pressure elsewhere.
This is NOT "fake" news it is already happening. You don't even need to believe the science, just visit the areas and see with your own eyes. Talk to people that have lived there all their lives. I lived in Alaska for 10 years. I've been in the U.S. and Canadian arctic. I've seen measurable changes (receding glaciers, thinning permafrost, treeline moving further north, etc.) in that mere 10 years (less than a blink of geologic time). I've spoken with people from Iceland, Scandinavia, Siberia, Japan, India, and the Netherlands. They are all quite concerned. Things are happening all over this globe of ours, and happening very fast!
Check the archival records that go back for generations in London, Tokyo, New York, Miami, .....
There are over seven billion of us currently on this planet and we will all feel the negative effects of climate change, one way or another.
It is likely already too late for reversal, so slowing the man exacerbated cause-effect is a best hoped for scenario at this point. If we cannot slow it down, stop it from getting worse, then nature will reach a tipping point where nothing we do will any longer help. There is enough trapped methane beneath the arctic tundra to cause an exponential cascade effect once released into the atmosphere.

Bernie is sharp enough to know that flying around in a jet dramatically increases his share of co2 into the atmosphere. But he believes that it is a calculated risk that may pay off greater benefits if the similar minded persons that he campaigned for can get into office and change this nation's course of direction.
We represent only about 5% of the worlds population, yet we consume approximately 30% of the worlds fossil fuels. When we make positive changes it has a significant impact.
I'd gladly not fly for ten years to allow Bernie the flight time to inform and persuade others how important it is to make the right decisions for all of us and our posterity.

We all should know better, ignorance is no longer an excuse for doing nothing.

That is all true but as long as the world is overpopulated and people keep leaving a greater and greater carbon foot print nothing will change. It would be nice to have some laws to curb the destruction of the environment but even that won't leave a lasting impact when people use up resources for their cars, airplanes, homes, etc. like Bernie does. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i9QYB4CmBE

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1907166637/?tag=amerika.org-20

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does Bernie have special permission from the planet to jet around the way he does? this HS borders on totalitarianism. in the future are we all gonna need special permission from some federal bureaucracy before we can fly???

and who decides???

1. Bernie sanders

2. the world court in the hague

3. the UN

4. the people's environmental councel (yet to be invented)

 

 

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On ‎12‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 10:07 AM, Gershwin fan said:

That is all true but as long as the world is overpopulated and people keep leaving a greater and greater carbon foot print nothing will change. It would be nice to have some laws to curb the destruction of the environment but even that won't leave a lasting impact when people use up resources for their cars, airplanes, homes, etc. like Bernie does. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i9QYB4CmBE

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1907166637/?tag=amerika.org-20

leave it to the left who will eventually get around to demonizing the excess human earth population to preface their future mandatory zero population growth initiatives.

such would be the epitome of totalitarianism.

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