Better Get Your Travel On

23 03 2007

Gore’s carbon “offsets” should do well in the tourism market. How convenient for Robin Gore and his band of merry thieves.

“Tourism is unfortunately one of the vectors of (climate) change at the moment and contributes, through its excesses, to the process of global warming,” World Tourism Organisation (WTO) director general Francesco Frangialli told an international conference on meteorology in Madrid this week.

In 2006, 842 million people took a holiday in a foreign country and 40% of them flew to their destinations. That’s 336 million people, or more than the population of the United States, taking trips which spew greenhouse gases that fuel global warming.

“Yes, sir. One round trip ticket flying coach to Ft. Lauderdale from Chicago, nonstop. That’ll come to $1334.00… $804 for the ticket plus $530 in carbon tax.”

The handwriting is on the wall. In fluorescent marker.

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