Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Not Enough Parking for Private Jets Going to UN Climate Conference

Now this is an inconvenient truth.

newsbusters has this posting... I'm not sure whether to laugh, cry, or get out a big gun and shoot someone. The organizers of this conference are truly out to lunch. How many millions will be spent on this? Oh, I'm sure they will tell us the conference is carbon neutral because of the exchange of carbon credits. But I'm not buying it. I think that a conference like this being held in a spot like this, with delegates traveling by private jet makes a joke out of the whole issue of the not just "global warming" but the environment.

Thus endeth the rant for now.

By Noel Sheppard | November 23, 2007 - 16:32 ET

As climate alarmists from all over the world head to Bali to talk about the sacrifices regular folks have to make to save the planet from global warming, it seems certain media will ignore all the private jets clogging the tiny airport.

As if it’s not enough that the United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held at what NewsBusters reported as "a truly beautiful tropical island paradise," the management of the nearby airport has issued a warning to attendees that they are going to have to park their private jets somewhere else.

I kid you not.

As reported by Bali Discovery Tours on November 3 (emphasis added):

Tempo Interaktif reports that Angkasa Pura - the management of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) December 3-15, 2007, will exceed the carrying capacity of apron areas. To meet the added demand for aircraft storage officials are allocating "parking space" at other airports in Indonesia.

The operational manager for Bali's Airport, Azjar Effendi, says his 3 parking areas can only accommodate 15 planes, which means that some of the jets used by VIP delegations will only be allowed to disembark and embark their planes in Bali with parking provided at airports in Surabaya, Lombok, Jakarta and Makassar.

Talk about your really inconvenient truths.

—Noel Sheppard is an economist, business owner, and Associate Editor of NewsBusters.

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