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Friday, May 4, 2007

Suzuki: I'm over by 'hundreds of tonnes'

This "profile" of David Suzuki appeared in today's Vancouver Sun (the writer is obviously so smitten by the great environmentalist that he completely forgot to make use of a grammar or spell-checker - I've copied his words below verbatim).

Buried amongst all the gushing praise, you will see this startling admission:

Our planet canabsorb each person creating one tonne of carbon emissions from fossilfuels a year, he figures. The average Canadian now accounts for morethan 20 tonnes. Yet hes far, far beyond even that excess. Each roundtrip between Toronto and London, he estimates, creates about one tonneof greenhouse gases per passenger. So, Suzuki guesses, hes over hislimit by hundreds of tonnes.

Yes, hes being buying carbon offsets, he says. But hes now decidedthats no longer enough: Starting out his eighth decade, hes decidedhe needs to be more in sync with the planets ability to absorb all hisgreenhouse gases, so this frequent flyers long-haul flights must bedrastically cut.
If he's over his limit by "hundreds of tonnes", then his carbon footprint is about 20 to 30 times that of the average Canadian. How Al Gorish of him!

So this epiphany means that Suzuki is promising no more annual vacations to Australia, and that he will be clustering future speaking engagements in geographic areas to cut back on emissions or speaking by video conference.

Big deal. Even with these reductions, Kooky Suzuki's carbon footprint will still dwarf that of the average Canadian, who he says is 20 times higher than ideal. The hypocrisy is astounding.

1 comment:

John Nicklin said...

I'm also assuming that Dave will stop eating beans and chilli.

The world is crazy, we need to commit it to an assylum.