"Do as I say, not as I do” seemed to be the biggest takeaway from former President Barack Obama’s big speech on global warming
Obama spoke at the Institute for International Political Studies in Milan, Italy, where he discussed the importance of governments taking action to combat climate change.
But, as he and former First Lady Michelle Obama left for an extended vacation in the Tuscan countryside, he created a gigantic carbon footprint possibly: awaiting the Obamas was a private jet, which was escorted south to Tuscany by six additional military jets.
After landing in a small airport near Florence, the Obamas transferred to a big SUV—which drove them to a private villa, as part of a 13-car motorcade.
According to Heat Street, the Obamas emitted a whopping 16 metric tons of carbon just getting to and from Italy to give his climate change speech, which is roughly the same amount that the average American emits in a whole year.