This week, Barack Obama praised a young activist for “fighting to protect the planet” from man-made climate change:
Yes we can, Greta. I’m hopeful because of you and all the young people who are fighting to protect the planet. Keep at it. https://t.co/sUBwC0uNW8
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 16, 2019
This year the former president has also helped sound the alarm about global warming:
This generation of climate activists is tired of inaction, and they've caught the attention of leaders all over the world. So while this challenge is only getting more urgent, they show us the kind of action it'll take to meet this moment.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 22, 2019
In 2015, Obama said he’s helped lead by example in reducing emissions:
"We've led by example, generating more clean energy and lowering our carbon emissions." —President Obama https://t.co/z03D6bfY5M
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 24, 2015
That sparked a question:
I Might be wrong but didn’t you came in France with a jet ?
— Thomas Boucher ن (@ThomasBoucher6) June 19, 2019
There’s nothing quite like flying halfway around the world to thank a climate change activist and hobnob with supportive celebs. But that’s not the only reason for the Obamas’ trip. From the Daily Mail:
The next stop on the Obama’s European jet-set tour will be George Clooney’s mansion on Lake Como.
Former president Barack and first lady Michelle, as well as their daughters Malia and Sasha, are to be the Hollywood actor’s latest guests at his luxurious home in Laglio.
The governor of Laglio has decreed that fines of 500 euros ($565) will be in place for any vessel or vehicle approaching within 300ft of the Villa Oleandra, which is usually accessible to the public unlike typical A-list properties.
The Obamas will reportedly take their private jet to Milan from Provence where they are believed to have been staying at a $60,000-a-week villa in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region.
Remember when Obama said “at a certain point you’ve made enough money”? Good times. And apparently the threat from climate change caused by fossil fuel emissions has been put on temporary hold so the former president can fly around Europe.
Coming from the guy using a private jet for all his travelling…
— Nayke (@naykegarcia) June 17, 2019
As you fly around in private jets. Hypocrisy
— Kevboy (@Cookaloops) June 17, 2019
Private Jets, mansions, what about “Climate Change”? The Obamas drop in on the Clooneys! Italian town to lockdown
— Ryan Crichton (@r_crichton) June 20, 2019
One final question:
Isn’t “Exclusion Zone” just another name for a WALL??? 🤨🤫 https://t.co/vt7nYY2vbJ
— TINE❌❌❌🕳🐇 TheMighty200 (@christinelvb1) June 20, 2019