Climate Activists in Ibiza Target Yachts and Luxury Cars
Climate activists on the Spanish island of Ibiza have found new targets in their fight against climate change: yachts, private jets, and luxury cars. Activists from Futuro Vegetal and Extinction Rebellion have been spray painting these symbols of wealth in protest against the world's richest 1%.
Protesting Against the Ultra-Rich
The activists hold the ultra-rich responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Among the targets were the yacht of Nancy Walton Laurie, a wealthy American heiress, multiple private jets at the airport, and a Lamborghini.
"Future of Pain"
"The richest 1% of the world's population pollutes more than the poorest 50%," the activists claim. They argue that the ultra-rich are condemning the rest of the world to a future of pain, misery, and desolation. "They are destroying our planet, endangering the habitability of the land, to maintain a lifestyle that exceeds the bounds of normality," they state. The activists were swiftly arrested by the police.
This is not the first time that climate activists have targeted the ultra-rich in Ibiza. A popular beach club on the island was previously the target of climate activists, who left slogans on the walls of the club. These actions are part of a broader movement to hold the super-rich accountable for their disproportionate contribution to climate change.