It Depends On The Definition Of Essential Internal Flights, Doesn’t It?

The latest little proposalette over what we should do about climate change:

Some solutions are simple: state intervention to nationalise the railways and further subsidise prices would be a start. Meanwhile, banning all non-essential domestic flights within England, Scotland and Wales is common sense thinking. Simply increasing taxes on air travel isn’t going far enough. Restricting flight numbers might initially sound drastic, but with 8% of global emissions coming from travel, and the sector set to grow at 4% per year internationally, there is no other choice.

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The Guardian Finds That Civilisation Emits Carbon Dioxide

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone at all. But it does seem to take the Guardian and such fellow travellers by surprise, every time:

Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year, a new Guardian analysis has found. The figures highlight the disproportionate carbon footprint of those who can afford to fly, with even a short-haul return flight from London to Edinburgh contributing more CO2 than the mean annual emissions of a person in Uganda or Somalia.

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Disaster, Catastrophe! Champions League Finals Will Cause 36 Minutes Of UK Carbon Emissions

There are indeed things we should worry about and then there are those things we shouldn’t. Things we shouldn’t worry about on philosophic grounds, like other peoples’ drug consumption. Their body, theirs to screw up, that’s that dealt with. But there are also things we shouldn’t worry about even when the underlying point is something we should. Yes, climate change is something worth worrying about. Even to read the research and conclude that it’s all colei* is to be taking the original worry seriously, to investigate it.…

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