When the world's political and business leaders drop in for a week of talks and fine dining in the snow-deprived Swiss Alps, bearing ideas for improving the economy, climate and environment, many will arrive on private jets – spewing additional carbon pollution equivalent to what hundreds of thousands of cars produce.
That's based on a new analysis commissioned by Greenpeace International showing 1,040 private jets flew in and out of airports serving the Swiss mountain resort of Davos during last year's World Economic Forum gathering in May, causing CO2 emissions from private jets four times greater than an average week.
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