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Wednesday 5 March 2008

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Recently American Airlines found that it had to cancel a flight from Chicago to London. The airline was able to accommodate all but five of the displaced passengers, but for the remaining five it laid on another aircraft.

This has prompted a furious outburst from the "Green lobby" - in the form of "Friends of the Earth". This organisation claims that each passenger's so-called "carbon footprint" was 43 tons (of carbon dioxide).

Here's a quote from a "green", one Richard Dyer, "transport campaigner" for Friends of the Earth.

"Flying virtually empty planes is an obscene waste of fuel. Through no fault of their own , each passenger's carbon footprint for this flight is about 45 times what it would have been if the plane had been full."

Presumably fully-laden aircraft therefore consume 45 times less fuel than empty ones! What difference does it make? Idiot. He probably believes all that "global warming" nonsense. This type of statistical perversion is typical of lobbyists - the anti-smoking Politburo talk the same sort of crap.

The airline pointed out that the aircraft had anyway to collect a full load of passengers for the return flight at London.

Here's a link to the full article from the Daily Telegraph.

In exasperation,

Until the next time

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