Alarmist, EU Commission President Von Der Leyen Emits 1.1 Tonnes CO2 In Private Jet For Just 47 km!

Here’s one for the hypocrite, do as I say, not as I do category!

It’s been revealed that on June 21, 2021, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (Germany) used a private jet to travel the puny 47 kilometers distance from Vienna to Bratislava.

As carbon taxes rise and energy prices soar, many leading European politicians insist all the pain is necessary “to avert climate overheating”. Germany, von der Leyen’s home country, is even pushing to ban all inland flights with the aim of getting people to travel by train or bus.

Short trips using private jets means EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen needlessly emits thousands of kilograms of CO2, while demanding EU citizens accept pain of going carbon neutral by 2050. Image:

Public reaction has been harsh since the news of Ms. von der Leyen’s junket. The distance likely could have been covered in less than hour by car or by train. By train, the fare would have been around €11.00!

And last year she even declared 2020 as “The Year of the Train”.

Private jet for 18 of 34 trips

“Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stands for the Green Deal. CO2 emissions are to be massively reduced by 2050. The 63-year-old wants to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050,” reports the online Swiss “But now the German is facing criticism – because she herself did not pay attention to the environment. On 18 of 34 business trips, von der Leyen boarded a private jet, reports the Telegraph. Even on absolutely mini-routes.”

A discussion by Germany’s leading daily Bild reported that the 47 km trip emitted more than a tonne of CO2 in less than 20 minutes.


An EU spokesperson said “logistically there had been no other possibility” because of the President’s busy schedule. “In addition, there were concerns about using scheduled flights or trains because of Corona,” the spokesperson added.

Lower risk of Corona on private jet

Back in June, however, it was thought that the Corona vaccines offered an exceptionally high level of protection. So either Ms. von der Leyen was not even vaccinated at the time, or she already knew the vaccines were not what they were sold to be.

6 responses to “Alarmist, EU Commission President Von Der Leyen Emits 1.1 Tonnes CO2 In Private Jet For Just 47 km!”

  1. In The Real World

    The greens & the media always talk about the ” Tons ” of CO2 , to try to make it sound bad .But I think they would not like it if it was put into perspective .

    Atmospheric CO2 is 413 parts per million , of which about 97% happens naturally .So man made is just 12 parts per million . The UK only does about 1% of the worlds total , and vehicles /transport is only about 10% of the UKs total .
    So the end result is that , for the UK , travel accounts for 1 part of CO2 in 100,000,000 parts of atmosphere , or 0.000001% .

    I think you will never see those actual figures spoken by the politicians or the media .

  2. Lepelletier

    It’s been proven that CO2 does not drive climate, and now, thankfully, we now know what other factors do.
    However, the hypocrites and imbeciles who push the CO2 alarmist narrative will face increasing criticism:

  3. Shoki Kaneda

    Rules for thee…

  4. drumphish

    Profligate political darlings can be granted indulgences, no matter how obscene. She is probably vaccinated, so she has a license to be more equal.

    Humans like Ursala are holier than thou; just for me, not for thee.

    Issue a Trabant to Ursala for her transportation. A humbling experience for any hypocrite to learn a thing or two about a thing or two.

    All anybody wants to do is live and let live, that’s all. It really is just existing with few encumbrances as possible and living life to the fullest.

    Ursala is another WAL, woke authoritarian leftist/lunatic, simple to see through the smiling face that won’t tell the truth.

    Don’t you dare drive your ICE vehicle to the grocery store or any other reason to convenience yourself in this world of plenty and abundance.

    You then become the problem. Ursala will change you into a sea worm.

    The cognitive dissonance goes from ludicrous speed to plaid, much faster than any jet can travel.

  5. John Hultquist

    There is a raging madness in the western “developed” countries for which a vaccine is needed.
    The brains (minds) of greens, media, politicians, and now financiers have been shrinking or becoming sclerotic. Each year, month, day (it is accelerating) the delusions are more extreme.
    There is a saying that “something that can’t go on forever, won’t.”
    It may be that the big emphasis on the year 2030 will be the wall that this madness crashes against.

    “On 18 of 34 business trips, von der Leyen boarded a private jet, . . .”
    Okay, so she and all the others are hypocrites. For those short trips she needs an electric plane.**

    That is just over 50% of the trips, not a gold star effort. She should try for at least 2/3 of them. The atmosphere needs the CO2. Maybe the ppm can be pushed to 750.
    Can we start a campaign (meme ?): Let’s go 750!

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    I live 90km. From this airport:

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