Monday, December 07, 2009

Climate control conference increases demand for limos

The irony is indeed rich. As they jet towards Copenhagen in their 140 private jets, all those politicians gathering to talk so sonorously about the need for us all to cut back on our carbon emissions, their gathering has greatly increased the demands for gas guzzling limousines.
At least 140 private jets are expected to transport the VIPs and more than 1,200 limos have been hired - but only five are electric or eco-friendly hybrids.

Copenhagen's biggest limo company said: "We haven't got enough limos in the country.

"We are having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."
But don't fret. They've bought their offset indulgences so they're free to bun all that extra carbon to power their limos.
40,500 tonnes of CO2 produced by the summit will be offset by replacing high-polluting brick kilns in Bangladesh with 20 new, efficient ones
Of course, this is all in aid of their making phony promises about how they're going to cut carbon emissions 80% in 2050. These politicians all know that they're not going to do any such thing. But jetting in on their private jets and riding in their limos is well worth it if they can have a good PR moment. After all, doing all this by video conference just wouldn't make as nice a photo op.