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Activists sneak into the airport in Spain, paint private planes, and glue themselves together.

Visuals from the Ibiza Airport, (IBZ/LEIB), Spain Today – Protesters against emissions sneak into the airport, paint private planes, and tape themselves there.

To express their outrage at the usage of the aircraft for polluting the environment, some protesters painted the aircraft and adhered their hands with glue. A plane that costs between $10.20 million to $11.5 million.

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Some demonstrators also attended the EBACE Geneva Private jet display last month. They scaled the fence, entered the building, and locked the aircraft and themselves inside. It took more time and effort to remove the almost 40 climate activists who had been detected at the location.

Protesters chained to private jets at EBACE force Geneva Airport to close(Opens in a new browser tab)

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Why do environmental organizations oppose private jet operations?

In comparison to other modes of transportation, private planes are known to have higher carbon emissions per passenger. They contribute to climate change by consuming a lot of fuel and emitting greenhouse gases. Private jets represent enormous carbon footprints, which climate activists call for reducing in order to alleviate the effects of climate change.

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Climate change activists spray a Cessna Citation business jet with orange paint at Sylt Airport, Germany(Opens in a new browser tab)

Alternatives to private jet travel, according to activists, are more environmentally friendly. They support funding for public transportation, advancing high-speed rail systems, and urging organizations and people to select more environmentally friendly transportation options whenever feasible. Without taking into account the available alternatives, private jet travel is viewed as a luxury that exacerbates the climate catastrophe.

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