Here's a joke: How many massive luxury superyachts does it take to mount a search for "sustainable farmland?"
Bill Gates has been scouting for farm land to help save the environment — aboard one of the world's worst-polluting forms of transportation.
On the eve of his appearance at the United Nations climate summit, the billionaire philanthropist commandeered two lavish superyachts for a luxury trip along the Turkish coastline that saw him celebrating his birthday and shopping for "hundreds of acres of farm land," a source told The Post. "He wants to create a large sustainable farm in Turkey" for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the $50 billion charity he runs with his former wife...
...Gates set off on his environmental crusade aboard a superyacht, which environmentalists say are among the world's worst ecological offenders. According to Turkish news reports, he sailed the azure waters of the Aegean on LANA, a 354-foot yacht described as "one of the most luxurious superyachts in the world." The boat includes eight staterooms, a golf range, a cinema room, a pool and massage rooms. It accommodates 12 guests and 31 crew members, and rents for more than $2 million a week, according to a Monaco-based yacht rental service.
LANA was followed by the Wayfinder — a 223-foot luxury "supply boat" that is believed to be owned by the billionaire and was used to house his 30 bodyguards for the weeklong trip, according to Turkish news reports.
Honest question: What would it look like if Bill Gates were shopping for a really large farm—say, a few thousand acres?
What would he and his crew roll in for that?
For real though—would it have been so hard for Gates to stay on-message and go shopping for the farm in a little Fiat 500e?
I know it's unromantic to ride around the Turkish countryside stuffed into the back of a little shoebox with your knees crammed against your chest and cow poop on all sides of you... but at least it would be... oh, what's the word?...
Oh right: Sustainable!
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