We're all going to get sent to Climate Camp...

July 19, 2007 11:59 AM

...if we don't sign up to big new taxes on hard-up manufacturing industry and good old family holidays.


I saw this flyer at the Prince Charles cinema off London's Leicester Square; at first I thought it was a macabre joke:


Climate_camp_1


Looking at the reverse it appears it is a protest against Heathrow expansion:


Climate_camp_2


All these moralistic attacks on flying can't be justified even under the analysis of a 'green' like Stern.  As Fraser Nelson noted on the Spectator's CoffeeHouse blog yesterday:


"If anyone is thinking of cancelling a trip to a developing country where livelihoods depend on tourism, can I put into perspective the impact of air travel with some other polluters identified on page 199 of the Stern Review.


World Greenhouse Gas Emissions (from World Resources Institute)

Road transport 9.9%.
Agriculture soils 6.0%
Livestock (ie, bovine flatulence or farting and burping cows) & manure 5.1%
Cement 3.8%
Rail and ship and “other” transport 2.3%
Landfills 2.0%
Air transport 1.6%
Rice cultivation 1.5%
Food & tobacco 1.0%"

...if we don't sign up to big new taxes on hard-up manufacturing industry and good old family holidays.


I saw this flyer at the Prince Charles cinema off London's Leicester Square; at first I thought it was a macabre joke:


Climate_camp_1


Looking at the reverse it appears it is a protest against Heathrow expansion:


Climate_camp_2


All these moralistic attacks on flying can't be justified even under the analysis of a 'green' like Stern.  As Fraser Nelson noted on the Spectator's CoffeeHouse blog yesterday:


"If anyone is thinking of cancelling a trip to a developing country where livelihoods depend on tourism, can I put into perspective the impact of air travel with some other polluters identified on page 199 of the Stern Review.


World Greenhouse Gas Emissions (from World Resources Institute)

Road transport 9.9%.
Agriculture soils 6.0%
Livestock (ie, bovine flatulence or farting and burping cows) & manure 5.1%
Cement 3.8%
Rail and ship and “other” transport 2.3%
Landfills 2.0%
Air transport 1.6%
Rice cultivation 1.5%
Food & tobacco 1.0%"

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