Multi-billionaire Facebook CEO and climate change hypocrite Mark Zuckerberg’s private jet emits 17 times more carbon emissions in two months than the average American does in a year, according to flight tracking data.
Fox News reports:
Zuckerberg’s jet, a Gulfstream G650, has burned at least $158,448 worth of jet fuel across 28 different trips between Aug. 20 and Oct. 15, according to data from flight tracking software ADS-B Exchange compiled by programmer Jack Sweeney. The jet has crisscrossed across the continental United States, traveling to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and several other states often before returning to its apparent base in San Jose, California.
In that time span, Zuckerberg’s private jet emitted more than 253 metric tons of carbon, a greenhouse gas that experts say is contributing to global warming and climate change. By comparison, the average American has a total carbon footprint of 16 tons a year while the average person worldwide burns about 4 tons a year, according to The Nature Conservancy.
The Gulfstream recorded several long-distance cross-country treks over the last two months, but also made multiple short trips, the data showed. For example, the jet traveled just 18 miles between two Arizona airstrips on Oct. 15 and 28 miles from Carlsbad, California, to San Diego on Aug. 28.
In 2021, Facebook announced it would fact-check “misinformation” about global warming, relying on academics from Yale, George Mason, and the University of Cambridge to “fact check” posts about climate change, adding labels to posts and directing users to “information hubs” that contain officially approved information.