Four MSPs and two officials are flying to the US today where they will focus on the 'three key areas' of 'climate change; sustainable transport and opportunities around the green economy'.
The £30,000 trip includes business-class transatlantic flights costing in excess of £10,000 and accommodation in some of the best hotels.
Environmentalists condemned the party for going business class at a time when Scotland is facing swingeing cuts in its budget even although the Scottish Parliament's travel policy is to authorise the use of business class travel for intercontinental flights with more than five hours' continuous flying.
Three issues make me angry. The first is MSPs flying business class while our military representatives are required to travel second class. The second is flying is surely the least 'green' form of travel and thirdly to fly to the US to talk about climate change is unjustifiable when modern communications, such as video conferencing, would be as appropriate.
If you're really interested in reading about the perks of BA Club Class travel you can read it here. If you already have high blood pressure may I suggest you don't bother.
In addition to these MSPs three others are flying to New York to take part in Tartan Week. Culture minister Fiona Hyslop, education secretary Mike Russell and enterprise minister Jim Mather will represent Scotland.
Surely they could have spared a couple of hours to discuss climate change with the relevant US officials?