2019-07-31 15:23:18 UTC
Can you say H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y?
A-listers flock to Google summit in private jets, mega yachts to talk
By Emily Smith and Ebony Bowden
July 30, 2019
The world’s rich and famous have flocked to a posh Italian resort to talk
about saving Mother Earth — but they sure are punishing her in the process.
The billionaire creators of Google have invited a who’s who of A-list names—
including former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio and
Katy Perry — to the Sicilian seaside for a mega-party they’ve dubbed Google
The three-day event will focus on fighting climate change — though it’s
unknown how much time the attendees will spend discussing their own effect
on the environment, such as the scores of private jets they arrived in and
the mega yachts many have been staying on.
“Everything is about global warming, that is the major topic this year,” a
source told The Post.
Their three-day summer camp will cost the tech giant some $20 million,
Many of the guests, including Obama and DiCaprio — who has his own climate
change foundation — have described global warming as the biggest threat to
But according to Italian press reports, the attendees were expected to show
up in 114 private jets, and 40 had arrived by Sunday.
The Post crunched the numbers and found that 114 flights from Los Angeles to
Palermo, Italy, where Camp guests landed, would spew an estimated 100,000
kilograms of CO2 into the air.
“Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to
discuss how to make the world better,” one regular attendee told The Post.
“There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human
rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that
this event requires 114 private jets to happen,” they said.
Attendees pay for their own travel to Sicily, but then Google foots the bill
for everything at the opulent Verdura Resort, which reportedly features two
golf courses and where rooms start at $903 a night.
Sources tell The Post that guests were personally invited by Google founders
Larry Page and Sergey Brin.