‘Total hypocrite’: Prince Harry slammed

The prince copped blowback online for using the jet just three months after calling climate change one of society’s “most pressing issues”.Prince Harry opted to take a private jet home from his charity polo event in Aspen rather than fly with the hoi polloi on the two-hour flight home to his mansion in Montecito, California.In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry warned of the threat from climate change.“Kids growing up in today’s world, pretty depressing, right, depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened,” he said.He had no concerns, however, about hopping on board his friend Marc Ganzi’s $60 million Gulfstream jet to go home to wife Meghan Markle and two children.“This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change,” royal author Tom Quin told The Sun.“Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behaviour isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.”About 2.4% of global CO2 emissions come from aviation and a single private jet can emit two tonnes of CO2 in just one hour.The prince seems to be taken with not practising what he preaches and in the past has taken four private jet flights in 11 days, including to a climate change summit in Sicily and six private jet flights in 2019.Prince Harry has previously defended his use of private jets and insisted that 99 per cent of his air travel is via commercial flights.In 2019, he claimed he tried to balance out the effects of private flights by off-setting his CO2 emissions.- with the New York Post

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