Jet Dough

From The Times, August 2nd:

The Duke of Sussex has given a barefoot address about the need to save the environment at the star-studded Google Camp being held on Sicily, it has been reported.

The duke is said to have given an impassioned lecture at the three-day event hosted by the internet giant and which has a climate change theme, according to the Page Six gossip column of the New York Post.

Harry reportedly covered much of the same ground that he did in his interview with British Vogue’s September issue, which was guest-edited by his wife.

The duke told the magazine the couple would not have more than two children, and spoke about “terrifying” effects of climate change.

From the BBC, August 19th:

Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s use of private jets

The royal couple have faced criticism after newspapers claimed they took four private jet journeys in 11 days, including to Sir Elton’s home in Nice.

From Elton John himself:

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

“[An indulgence is] a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and all of the saints”

In other words, you can reduce the time spent in purgatory for your earthly sins by coughing up some cash for the church:

Trading in indulgences was big business before the Reformation. Buying indulgences was expensive and thus reserved for the rich, who had the money to buy them or to go on a pilgrimage to Rome or Santiago del Compostela.

Environmentalism really is a new religion, isn’t it?


18 thoughts on “Jet Dough

  1. What must be understood about the threat of global warming is that it requires the immediate and drastic curtailment of your and my lifestyles. Not those of the rich and privileged.

  2. Carbon footprint paper, may well devalue in time, given the growth in the aviation sector and I aint talking electrically powered jets either.

    What about taking out the country of Greenland for mining of rare battery minerals as a carbon offset voucher?


    In 1945, it took 130 weeks for a person earning the average Australian wage to earn enough for the lowest Sydney to London return airfare. In 2009, it took just 1.7 weeks.

    If aviation were a country, it would rank 20th in the world in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), generating $704.4 billion of GDP per year, considerably larger than some members of the G20 (and around the same size as Switzerland).

    By 2036, it is forecast that aviation will directly contribute $1.5 trillion to world GDP.

    Worldwide, the amount contributed to the global economy by aviation jobs is roughly 4.4 times higher than that contributed by other jobs.

  3. In the middle ages, Kings had to touch scrofula sufferers because people thought they had magical curative powers. Today, royalty have to give speeches on climate and so on. It’s part of the price they pay for the masses letting them live in their gilded cage.

  4. Presumably the Google Camp was carbon free too. Everyone walked there, barefoot.

  5. Just one small point: indulgences now can’t be purchased with money (because of the scandals that preceded the Reformation). Since the 16th-century Council of Trent, they can only be ‘bought’ by prayers.

    This doesn’t, of course, affect your main point.

  6. I have held this view for many years. The whole global warming psychosis is just religion without God. It’s a modern metaphor for the fires of hell into which we will cast for our sins.

  7. I gave a good hard kick to several dogs on the way here.
    Nah, I just popped around to the RSPCA & made an “offset” donation.
    My day is “animal cruelty neutral”

  8. I’m pretty sure that the whole eco-freakery and wokeness brigade are beginning to attract the attentions of people who have no interest in either politically, but have a great deal of interest in making as much, money as possible, fraudulently if necessary. And the wonderful advantage of fleecing the woke is that because you are advocating schemes promoting their political ideology they won’t even complain when they lose their money, because your stated intentions were in line with theirs, and they can’t conceive that ‘one of their own’ could be wrong ‘un.

    I can see an increasing number of these schemes being promoted at a fairly low level, not trying to get taxpayers cash, but raise money from individuals, trying to part the gullible woke section of society from their cash, and it working beautifully. On my farming forum someone shared a link to what sounds like a vegan shakedown – someone has apparently bought some land in Scotland and wants ‘crowd funding’ to start a ‘nut farm’ (I know this sounds like a joke, and indeed it could well be, but I suspect to any vegans reading it, it will be deadly serious).

  9. There is not a wall in my house hard enough for me to bang my head against after getting that pun.

  10. A few days after the business of the private jet got out, it was leaked that Wills and Kate had flown Flybe for £70 a ticket. I had assumed until now that the “Kate doesn’t like Meghan” stuff was just the media doing what it does, but I think I now believe it is real.

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