Michael Bloomberg, UN climate envoy, shuns commercial travel for private jets
Michael Bloomberg will again take up his old post of United Nations climate envoy after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed him Friday. But, like U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, the billionaire and former NYC mayor eschews commercial travel for his emissions-heavy private jet. Flight records show that Bloomberg’s private jets took more than 1,700 trips and emitted at least 10,000 metric tons of CO2 from August 2016 to August 2020, a Business Insider analysis found. A typical car emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide in one year.