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Talk is cheap on climate change

Dear Sir,

So we are all concerned about climate change!

All attendees with their entourages for the COP26 conference arrived on their private jets, the largest being Air Force 1. The BBC reports 182 non-commercial aircraft were reported to have landed at Prestwick airport near Glasgow, which does not include the cargo planes carrying helicopters and vehicles for the motorcades.

Not only that but before this meeting there was the G6 in Rome. It has been estimated that just on the flight from Rome to Scotland, there would have been 1.5 tonnes of CO² emissions, whereas had they flown on a commercial flight, it would have worked out at quarter-tonne per person.

It was interesting to see the Queen addressing the gathering virtually.

Now that communications in the world have become so sophisticated, why cannot all these meetings be virtual? This could also apply to board meetings of the exempt companies. I know directors love these little jaunts with their wives or husbands, but they are destroying the planet.

We all must be more conscious of the CO² emissions and each individual be responsible for doing their bit.

In case you should ask what I am doing to curtail my CO² emissions, I have had solar panels generating electricity for my house since 2012. I have an electric car and have propagated some 500 cedar trees. However, that being said, there is a lot more to be done.

ANTONY SIESE

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Published November 06, 2021 at 7:38 am (Updated November 06, 2021 at 7:38 am)

Talk is cheap on climate change

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