Billionaire NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s personal fleet of private planes made 981 trips from 2007-2010, possibly emitting enough CO2 to be the single largest contributor to global warming and Hurricane Sandy (if global warming existed). Should Mike pay Sandy expenses as reparation?
“Clues to his travels can be found in flight records of Mr. Bloomberg’s fleet of private planes, operated by his private financial-information company, Bloomberg LP, and also used by the mayor.
The planes flew to Bermuda, where Mr. Bloomberg owns a home, 16 times last year and 54 times in all from 2007 through 2010, according to Federal Aviation Administration records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. On 41 trips, the aircraft left New York and spent all or part of the weekend in Bermuda. One overnight trip there coincided with the December blizzard, according to flight records.
The records also show that the Bloomberg fleet has been the single largest user of scarce slots allocated to private aircraft at La Guardia airport. The flights continued apace even after the mayor two years ago called for curbs on small commercial planes at La Guardia and other area airports to reduce congestion.
The FAA records don’t show the names of passengers, so it can’t be determined if Mr. Bloomberg was on board any particular flight. The mayor’s public schedule shows he couldn’t have been on six of the 54 flights to Bermuda. The mayor’s aides declined to comment on the other Bermuda trips….
A billionaire, Mr. Bloomberg also owns vacation homes in London and Vail, Colo., and enjoys playing golf in various locales….An entity named Bloomberg Services LLC currently operates at least four aircraft, FAA records show, and it ended the lease on a fifth last June. The aircraft also are used by Bloomberg LP executives, and by the mayor’s relatives and guests. Aides have said the cost of Mr. Bloomberg’s travel aboard his company’s planes, even for city business, is borne by the mayor, not by taxpayers. Bloomberg LP declined comment.
Given the size of the Bloomberg Services fleet, the mayor undoubtedly wasn’t on board the majority of its flights over the past four years. Frequent destinations included Boston, London, and Washington—all home to many Bloomberg LP clients—and spots such as Raleigh-Durham, N.C., that the mayor isn’t know to often visit….
Bloomberg Services planes flew to another resort, the Bahamas, 14 times from New York-area airports between 2007 and 2010. The weekend before the December blizzard, for instance, a Falcon 900 took off from La Guardia for the Bahamas at 5:21 pm on Friday, Dec. 17, FAA records show. It arrived back in New York at 8:20 pm that Sunday.
Twice last April, Bloomberg Services jets left La Guardia for the Bahamas on Thursday evenings and returned on Sunday evenings.
Another frequent destination was West Palm Beach, Fla. One of the mayor’s daughters has a house near Palm Beach where she rides horses. Mr. Bloomberg’s aides declined to comment on any of the flights between New York airports and the Bahamas or West Palm Beach….
In August 2008, Mayor Bloomberg decried “chronic flight delays” at New York area airports, and threw his support behind a Bush Administration slot-auction proposal. “The largest culprit of delays today is the over-scheduling of small airplanes by airlines,” he wrote to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
The auction proposal was never implemented, and a spokeswoman said the FAA no longer supports it. In August 2008, the FAA further reduced the number of takeoff or landing slots for general aviation at La Guardia, from six movements per hour to three.
The largest single user of these scarce slots has been Bloomberg Services, FAA data show. Bloomberg planes departed or landed 853 times between August 2008 and the end of 2010. That is 8% of all general aviation movements at La Guardia during that period, but a tiny portion of all flights at the airport, which averages close to 1,000 daily aircraft movements.
Mr. Loeser declined to comment on any conflict between Mr. Bloomberg’s public stance on airport congestion and the number of Bloomberg Services flights at La Guardia.“
Bloomberg spent a total of $261 million of his own money to get himself elected 3 times to NYC Mayor:
11/27/09, “Bloomberg Spent $102 Million to Win 3rd Term,” NY Times, City Room, Michael Barbaro
“He has now officially spent more of his own money in the pursuit of public office than any other individual in United States history.”...
Bloomberg also has a global warming finance company, Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Naturally, he promotes global warming every chance he gets, such as on the cover of his magazine this week.
Ed. note: Mike Bloomberg is one of only two things. Either he's exceedingly ignorant (which I doubt), or he's mentally incapacitated (which would be unfortunate). The latter condition can be treated if the afflicted really wants to get better. Mike Bloomberg probably knows, but for those unaware of the good news, US CO2 emissions have dropped steadily since at least 2006 and are going lower. This has been acknowledged in the NY Times. A recent AP report noted US CO2 has been declining for 20 years. Though stunning, this news has been reported quietly. Because it means the global warming industry, the climate industry, the carbon trading industry are all technically bankrupt. It's over.
Other countries' CO2 hasn't dropped despite hundreds of billions spent on cap and trade and extra taxes. Even if CO2 does cause global warming and hurricanes as Mike Bloomberg maintains, it can't possibly be caused by the US. On the off chance that US CO2 from 10 years ago contributed to tropical storm Sandy as Bloomberg suggests, our CO2 is much lower now and is projected to continue to drop. Bloomberg says much more has to be done, that politicians must do more.
Politicians have driven this ponzi scheme since the beginning. No wonder Bloomberg calls out to them. Global Warming 'action' was institutionalized in US government in 1990 by George Bush the 1st in the "U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990." (He mentions CO2 near the end).
Trillions have been taken from US taxpayers for "climate" expenses via outright agency budget allocations, tax subsidies, diversion of US military to climate or green projects, countless federal regulations, vast sums shipped out in foreign aid for no strings 'climate' endeavors, etc.
People like Mike Bloomberg are now faced with embarrassment and financial loss. Bloomberg has fashioned himself an international star of the CO2 terror industry, an industry that takes from the poor and gives to the rich. The engine of the "climate change" industry has always been demonizing ordinary Americans, portraying them as greedy villains of CO2 who must pay reparations now and in perpetuity. These reparations are to go to unelected, unaccountable thugs, parasites, and terrorists at the UN. These "caring" UN personnel will of course transfer the US taxpayer money to poor people who have suffered "climate injustice" because of Americans. UN people can also legally use the money to decorate their summer homes or put it in Swiss bank accounts for themselves. UN personnel are completely immune from all laws, can't be charged with any crime.
6/4/12, "Climate change stunner: USA leads world in CO2 cuts since 2006," Vancouver Observer, Saxifrage
"Not only that, but as my top chart shows, US CO2 emissions are falling even faster than what President Obama pledged in the global Copenhagen Accord."...
8/16/12, "AP IMPACT: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low," AP, Kevin Begos
"In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal."...
1/16/11, "Recession Special: Cleaner Air," NY Times, Matthew Wald
"What the government has not mandated, the economy is doing on its own:
- emissions of global warming gases in the United States are down.
NRDC notes US CO2 drop and the fact that there has been minimal press coverage of it:
6/26/12, "The Incredible Shrinking Carbon Pollution Forecast - Part 2," switchboard.nrdc.org, Dan Lashof
"While there has been some press coverage of these facts (see here and here) I continue to find that most people are surprised to learn about this progress."...
If US temperatures go up for a day, a month or 6 months, US human-caused CO2 is not, can't possibly be the reason.
6/29/12, "US Carbon Output Forecasts Shrink Again," American Interest, Walter Russell Mead
11/23/11, "Europe's $287 billion carbon 'waste': UBS report," The Australian, by Sid Maher
"SWISS banking giant UBS says the European Union's emissions trading scheme has cost the continent's consumers $287 billion for "almost zero impact" on cutting carbon emissions."...EU CO2 trading provided "windfall profits" to participants paid for by "electricity customers.""
11/18/10, "UN IPCC Official Admits 'We Redistribute World's Wealth By Climate Policy',
" NewsBusters, Noel Sheppard (Ed. note: Blogger sometimes doesn't allow me to link to NewsBusters as is the case here. You can probably find it by pasting into google. Sorry).
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