The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am recently traveled to a climate change conference via helicopter, burning more carbon in a single trip than “most people do in a month,” according to the Telegraph.
Despite his environmentally-conscious stance on green issues, the Black Eyed Peas rapper, 37, chose to take a private helicopter to the venue.
It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere.
He even tweeted pictures of the so-called “hip.hop.copter” for fans to admire, after landing at the Oxford’s University Parks.
Will.i.am is a max donor to the Obama administration, which has focused on green energy production as a way to mitigate climate change, despite the fact that green energy projects are disastrous for many endangered species.
In 2008, will.i.am produced a viral video benefitting the Obama campaign that was widely credited with ramping up the enthusiasm of young voters. One of the lyrics in the video: “I would like to see a cleaner earth for my child that I am bringing into the world very soon.”