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AFA: Climate activists bent on saving the planet hypocritically fly private charters

Monday, February 27, 2023 @ 08:20 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — Ironically, influential climate change activists — including many Democrats promoting climate activism — produced a massive carbon footprint during the 2021-2022 midterm election cycle. A recent report revealed that highly vocal climate change advocates took a plethora of private chartered flights, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif — who paid a whopping $349,563 for private charters — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and several others. Overall, these climate elitists shelled out more than $1.4 million for private jets alone during the midterm period.

This hypocrisy comes right on the heels of another climate change controversy. Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry was reported in the summer of 2022 to have emitted over 300 metric tons of carbon from his private jet alone.

 American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano says climate activists have a control agenda, not a climate agenda, or they would behave much differently. If these anti-CO2 activists were truly serious about reducing emissions, wouldn’t they take responsible steps to curtail their own outputs?

 “These climate change grifters clamor for radical restrictions on everyone else’s ‘carbon footprint’ but always exempt themselves,” Vitagliano said. “Like autocrats of the past, they demand sacrifices from the peasantry while living it up in true elitist fashion. This is not only blatant hypocrisy but proof that they don’t believe there is an actual climate crisis. If they did, they would lead by example.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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