Number of passengers doubled in 2022 despite doomsday predictions
Something doesn't add up. While climate activists are warning us about the end of the world, the number of passengers doubled in 2022. In other words: A massively growing number of people are using the air's "dirty" transport and are responsible for copious amounts of CO2 emissions.
Published: February 2, 2023, 8:34 am
The increasingly radical warnings of the climate movement have apparently fallen on deaf ears: those of the passengers. The most recent passenger numbers published by the 23 largest German commercial airports for 2022 show that the number of passengers has more than doubled.
This evidently shows that climate hysteria is not a popular theme although the mainstream media would like us to believe otherwise.
According to the German Statistical Office (Destatis), German airports counted 155.2 million passengers. This corresponded to an increase of no less than 111 percent over the previous year. Of course, the Corona pandemic was at its peak in 2021, which was accompanied by massive restrictions on air traffic worldwide.
As far as the number of passengers before the pandemic is concerned, a total of 226.7 million passengers were counted in Germany in 2019, an all-time high. If you look at the significant growth from the previous year, the number of passengers is moving towards this record again – despite increased climate hysteria.
Speaking of climate hysteria: Two of the climate activists, a couple, joined the legions of passengers last year. Instead of attending a court date because of their participation in a road blockade near Stuttgart, they jetted to the beaches of Southeast Asia on a decidedly “climate-unfriendly” long-distance flight.
Double standards: In Bali instead of in court
Not only “long-distance Luisa” Neubauer (Greta Thunberg’s best friend) jets constantly around the world. The climate activist couple could not appear at their trial because they were on vacation in the Far East. Their organization, Last Generation, justified the double standard.
In September 2022, the two members of Last Generation Yannick S. and his girlfriend Luisa S. blocked commuter traffic in Stuttgart with a banner “Save oil, don’t drill”. They had to answer for their punishable action in court. But they couldn’t come because they had started a long-distance journey. The climateers flew a total of 23 000 kilometers by plane to Thailand and Bali and eventually back.
So they are currently doing exactly what they protested against. According to German daily Bild, the CO2 balance for the long-haul flights is 7.9 tons. The Last Generation has also justified airport blockades by claiming that only “a wealthy percentage of the population” can undertake such trips.
Climateers are supposedly allowed to do this privately
Because of the blockade of a main road, the 24-year-old had to face justice. His girlfriend, who is two years his junior, was summoned as a witness before the district court in Bad Cannstatt. When the judge asked the other defendants where they were, it was said that they were vacationing in the Far East; first in Thailand, then in Bali.
A spokesman for the Last Generation actually defended the glaring double standards of the two: “They booked the flight as private individuals, not as climate protectors. You have to keep that separate.”
Luisa Neubauer, spokeswoman for Fridays for Future is struggling with similar image problems. Because she had boasted about travelling to Indonesia, China, Canada, Hong Kong, Morocco and Namibia at the age of 26, she was nicknamed “long-distance Luisa” on social networks.
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