Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Obama, same as the old Obama: Barely a week after claiming that to ignore climate change is to "betray our children", Obama will burn 20,000 gallons of fossil fuel just to deliver one speech on immigration

4000 flight miles at 5 gallons per minute would be 20,000 gallons of planet-killing fossil fuel burned.

Obama to Fly Over 9 Hours Just for Speech on Immigration
President Barack Obama will fly over 9 hours tomorrow, round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas, Nevada, just to deliver a speech on immigration, according to the president's White House schedule. With Air Force One estimated to cost $182,000 per hour in flight, Obama's trip--that is, only his travel to and from Vegas--will cost taxpayers over $1.6 million.
Flashback: President Obama Promises Action on Climate Change in His Inaugural Address | TIME.com
We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.
Flashback:  Military Pegs Hourly Air Force One Cost at $181G, as Obama Sets Travel Record | Fox News
The average American could buy a house for the amount of money it takes to run Air Force One every hour.
Flashback: Burning through 160,480 gallons of fuel to pop in at lackluster climate summit | Hope and Fail
We know from the reporting of CBS News on his Earth Day travels that Air Force One eats up 5 gallons of fuel per mile.
The distance between Washington, D.C., and Copenhagen is 3,979 miles. So for each eight hour flight across the Atlantic, Air Force One burns 19,895 gallons of fuel.

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