What it is and who’s going
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of Google, is hosting a three-day Google Summit and have invited some serious A-listers. Famous household names such as former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, and others were hand-selected to attend the event due to their philanthropic nature and their past involvement with fighting climate change. Many of the people going have described global warming as “the biggest threat to our environment,” so their brilliant, dedicated minds should have some solid solutions. The event will cost around $20 million, so hopefully some world-changing solutions will come from it.
Why transportation is an issue
Though this is sure to be a fruitful event, people have qualms with the way each of the attendees have arrived. Even though it’s an event about saving the environment, all of the guests flew in their private jets. Mother nature does not like the fuels emitted by these private jets. The number of guests attending the events via their private planes equals about 784,000 kilograms of CO2 into the air. While we don’t tend to think that celebrities carpool, this could be a great opportunity to do so.
Those that choose to travel by yachts, such as Harry Styles, Orlando Bloom, and Diane von Furstenberg, didn’t do Mother Earth much of a favor either. Their huge, multimillion-dollar yachts typically have two 2,300-horsepower diesel engines. These have the ability to hurt the air in addition to the ocean and the creatures living in it.
It turns out Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook and Google’s rival, received an invitation, too. It appears that the Google Summit is doing all it can to see how we can save our planet before it’s too late.
According to a news source, the tech company goes to extreme measures to keep its camp a secret — all hotel staff and security have to sign non-disclosure agreements. While we don’t have all of the details we would like to have right now, hopefully we’ll have more information soon.
What do you hope will come from the Google Summit conference? Let us know!