On the way home from Communist China, following his win at the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy felt a “massive sense of guilt.”

No, not for promoting an event run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – China’s authoritarian Marxist–Leninist one-party ruler, or for wearing Nike apparel made with slave labor.

Nope.

McIlroy felt guilty for flying alone in a private jet and causing damage to the climate. Thus, he now buys off this guilt by purchasing carbon credits – a financial racket which essentially allows globetrotting eco-warriors to pay off their hypocritical lifestyle.

“So two years ago, after I won in China, I flew back home privately, and it was just me on the plane,” said a guilt-ridden McIlroy while in Dubai of all places. “And I just got this massive sense of guilt come over me just because this can’t be good and all that sort of stuff.

“So we ended up reaching out to the GEO Foundation who do a lot of great sustainability things in golf, and that was the only sort of organization that we knew of that I guess could help us go in the right direction.

“What I was trying to do is make all my travel — I wouldn’t self-profess to be an eco-warrior, but I’m someone that doesn’t want to damage the environment anyway, so how can I make my travel around the world neutral, how can I neutralize what I do.”

McIlroy, a graduate of Sullivan upper school (high school) in Northern Ireland, is particularly concerned about the weather in Florida.

“It’s something that I have a conscience about and I take it seriously, especially when you see some of these weather events that are happening,” McIlroy continued. “And I live in a part of the world where hurricanes are very prevalent and becoming more and more prevalent as the years go on.

“I think we can all play our part in some way or another.”

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