Gee, where do we start? Here's some quotes from an article about the Copenhagen climate summit:
- Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.
- "We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention. But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report."
- "We haven't got
enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand. We're
having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."
- And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? "Five,"
says Ms Jorgensen. "The government has some alternative fuel cars but
the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don't have any hybrids in Denmark,
unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at
all, but it's very Danish."
- The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.
All this to save the environment. I'll remember that as I drive myself to work tomorrow. Without a limo or plane.