After a claim that Prince Harry used a private plane, he was urged to “stop lecturing people on climate change.”
A FORMER UK GOVERNMENT MINISTER has advised Prince Harry to either “stop using private jets” or “stop lecturing people about climate change.”
Norman Baker, a former Liberal Democrat minister, slammed Prince Harry after it was revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled back to California on a private jet following their public visit to New York. Mr Baker, who served as the Member of Parliament for Lewes from 1997 to 2015, argued that there is a disconnect between Harry and Meghan’s environmental concerns and their use of private planes.
Newsweek quoted him as saying: “People who fly private aircraft are among the world’s top 1% of carbon emitters.
“Prince Harry should either stop using private jets or, if he insists on using them, he should stop lecturing people about climate change.
“Getting a flight from New York to California is not very difficult; people do it all the time.”
According to the Sun, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew back to the West Coast aboard a Dessault Falcon 2000 after a three-day official visit to New York.
According to the publication, a private jet travel from New York to California emits 17 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
During their tour, the Sussexes spoke for vaccination equity and met with US officials as well as Amina Mohammed, the United Nations’ deputy secretary-general.
They took part in a roundtable discussion about the Covid crisis and vaccine disparities.
They then paid a visit to a Harlem school, where they provided significant donations ranging from health and sanitary supplies to veggies and herbs to encourage healthy eating.
Their tour came to a close with Meghan and Harry speaking at Global Citizen Live from its Central Park stage in New York, where they emphasized that everyone in the world has the “basic right to acquire this vaccine,” but many people in developing nations still don’t have it.
Other high-profile figures spoke during the event, calling for action to combat climate change and poverty around the world.
On the same podium as Meghan and Harry, Alok Sharma, COP26 President-Designate and Reading West MP, made an appeal.
He asked G20 countries to make firmer pledges to curb emissions. “Brinkwire News Summary.”