Prince Harry was recently seen in Aspen, Colorado for a charity polo match. He was also seen taking a two-hour flight on a 20-seater private jet to reach home in Santa Barbara. This trip has sparked a row and made many people unhappy.
Just months after speaking about Climate change, Harry took this private flight which is estimated to have emitted about 10 tons of CO2 which is not environmentally friendly. The Gulfstream Jet that Prince Harry took is believed to be of his millionaire polo friend Marc Ganzi.
Just Three months back Harry was seen Lecturing about climate change and its impact on the planet. He said that climate change is the most pressing issue we are facing right now and he asked everyone from politicians to business leaders to help or the planet is “done for”.
This is not an isolated incident when Harry was criticized for taking a private flight, previously Harry came under scanner for taking four private flights in a matter of 11 days, one of them to the climate change summit which was held in Sicily.
Harry since he stepped down as a working Royal, along with Meghan has portrayed himself as an eco-warrior, while speaking to Oprah, Harry said growing up for kids in today's world it’s pretty depressing, depending upon where they live either their country is on fire, or underwater and how the forests are being flattened.
Quote by Tom Quinn, the royal author “This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change”. He adds “Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behavior isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.”
Prince Harry has in the past defended himself for using private jets by proclaiming that most of his air travel is by commercial flights and not private. He also claimed that he tries to reduce his carbon emission to compensate for his private flight travels.