So Prince Charles is heading to South America in order to preach the word on climate change.
The problem is he's using an A1319 Airbus — which seats 140 passengers. In this case it will fit just 14 of his staffers, as well as the prince's two monstrous ears. Wife Camilla won't be traveling with him — she'll be towed along in a blacked-out horse trailer because she's easily spooked.
According to experts, this 16,000 mile trip will cost a half million dollars and leave a 322 ton carbon footprint — which is equal to five Joy Behars or 12 farting cows.
Now, this would make Charles the ultimate self-righteous hypocrite. But only if the climate change science he speaks of is correct. Which it isn't.
Fact is, Prince Charles could fly around the world a thousand times and it wouldn't matter.
I wish I could say the same, however, about the message he's spreading, which is a pile of poisonous ideas that discourage development and hinder economies in poor countries.
Mark Stein said America is rich enough to survive stupid ideas — to which I must add: South America isn't.
But what can you expect from royalty? They embrace climate change, because it discourages creativity — something royalty can't understand. They do nothing but produce likenesses for commemorative plates and, unless it's ear wax, they cannot comprehend how real things are made.
To them it's easier to put trees before humans, mainly because they're closer genetically to the former than the latter.