Today’s post will provide a different take on a recent news story that has not been covered by the mainstream media – former President Obama’s hypocritical habits while giving a speech on “climate change” at a conference in Milan.  Free Market Shooter has covered the excessive emissions from private and first-class flight in the past, but it appears no one has bothered to inform the ex-President of the net carbon impact of all of his travel and consumption behaviors during his “get me paid” post-Presidency speech tour. 

Former President Obama journeyed to Milan yesterday to give a speech on climate change, blaming “meat consumption” for causing excessive carbon emissions:

Former President Barack Obama warned the world that more people on the planet were eating meat, causing a dramatic rise in climate emissions.

“As people want to increase meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sector,” Obama said, pointing to countries that were consuming more meat.

The former president shared his views about the growing threat during a conversation about food with his former chef Sam Kass at a food innovation summit in Milan.

“People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane,” Obama said, adding that “as people want to increase more meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sectors.”

The amount of cows, Obama explained, were contributing to global pollution, alluding to the amounts of methane gas emissions from cow herds.

Has anyone been informed on what exactly Obama’s diet was during this tour?  Did he eat any meat?  Is he a pescatarian all of a sudden?

In true Obama fashion, he made sure to decry the rest of the planet for spewing “harmful” carbon into the atmosphere, but only after traveling to Milan via private jet and being shuttled to a $20,000/night suite in the center of the city via a 14-car caravan:

The former US president met former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday and will speak about climate change at a sold-out conference on Tuesday.

He arrived in Italy’s business capital by private jet with his entourage and reportedly took over two floors of the Park Hyatt hotel – where presidential suite rooms cost almost $10,000 a night.

Mr Obama seemed to be making the most of his post-presidential work routine as he was ferried through the city with a 14-car convoy on Monday.

Certainly this leg of Obama’s “speech tour” covered its “emissions cost” by purchasing “carbon offsets”, which appear to be a feel-good measure from the rich and powerful that gives them a license to pollute.  Since you haven’t paid/can’t afford the same offsets, it appears that you will pay your price in tomorrow’s “carbon tax” scheme by losing your privilege to eat meat.

Tally it all up; private flights, travel convoy, and extra hotel energy usage.  Did Obama (or anyone) calculate the net emissions effect on Obama’s appearance in Milan?  Ask yourself, or better yet, ask Obama; how many people will forced not to have a hamburger to cover the cost (in carbon of course) of Obama’s attendance (and handsome paycheck) at this “climate change” event?