Wednesday, December 05, 2007

We had to destroy the environment to save it...

In the "do as I say, not as I do" department, More Than 10,000 Jet Into Bali For Global Warming Conference.

"Nobody denies this is an important event, but huge numbers of people are going, and their emissions are probably going to be greater than a small African country," said Chris Goodall, author of the book "How to Live a Low-Carbon Life."

The U.N. estimates 47,000 tons of carbon dioxide and other pollutants will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference in Bali, mostly from plane flights but also from waste and electricity used by hotel air conditioners.

If correct, Goodall said, that is equivalent to what a Western city of 1.5 million people, such as Marseilles, France, would emit in a day.


emberglow66 said...

Send them home in a Prius.

JBlog said...

With all the new-fangled technology out there on the Internetweb thingy, you'd think they could have STAYED home and still had the conference.

Oh, but that's not fun.