Friday, July 06, 2007

"Private Jets for Climate Change"

Someone's been running the numbers for AlGore's Live Earth thingy...and it ain't purty.
From the UK's Daily Mail:

"The total carbon footprint of the event, taking into account the artists' and spectators' travel to the concert, and the energy consumption on the day, is likely to be at least 31,500 tonnes of carbon emissions, according to John Buckley of, who specialises in such calculations.

Throw in the television audience and it comes to a staggering 74,500 tonnes. In comparison, the average Briton produces ten tonnes in a year.

The concert will also generate some 1,025 tonnes of waste at the concert stadiums - much of which will go directly into landfill sites."

For you home players, a British 'tonne' is a tad bit more than an American ton, by about 204 pounds.
It's a long article, but worth the read. I was wondering if anyone would be doing a guesstimate on how much crap this fiasco would be generating. They leave no stone unturned. Looks like there's at least one journalist in the UK with some sense left.
You have to read this, folks.

After reading it myself, I realize I must work harder to increase my own personal footprint. I do have a blog subtitle to defend, y'know. My household footprint clocks in at 27 tons. Dammit! That's such small change compared to this! I feel so insignifcant.


Blogger Cookie..... said...

Al the Gore and his staff have already started stating that they "Carbon Offsets" in place to counter-act the Carbon footprint os the concert(s)....thats about as truthfull as Global Warming itself....*Sigh**...I'm really getting sick and tired of this shit...because thats what it is...SHIT! The science is NOT behind it.....

7/07/2007 1:47 PM  

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