EDITOR’S COMMENT: the majority of ordinary British men and women think that it’s hypocritical for Harry and Megan to fight for climate change, while they swan around in private jets. Who would have thunk it…?
The Duke of Sussex has spoken in strong terms about saving the environment, saying we have just ten years to change course.
However, he has been criticized for taking private planes rather than flying commercial and a former transport minister calculated the couple’s carbon footprint may be 26 times higher than average.
A survey of 2,000 U.K. adults showed 66 percent believe Harry and Meghan are hypocritical on air travel, including 37 percent who strongly agreed.
Just eight percent said their actions were not hypocritical while 21 percent neither agree nor disagree, according to research conducted for Newsweek by Redfield & Wilton Strategies.
“I want us all to be able to tell our children that yes we saw this coming and with the determination and help from an extraordinary group of committed individuals, we did what was needed to restore these essential ecosystems.”
However, former U.K. transport minister Norman Baker calculated the couple took at least 53 international flights, including 18 on private jets, in the 12 months to January 2020.