Tuesday 9 December 2008

The perfect person to open next year’s LBWF Green Fair!

Jeremy Hinton was due to travel from Stansted to a UN conference on energy and climate change in Poland, but his flight was cancelled. "It's easy to sympathise with what they're trying to achieve, but [I have] no sympathy with the way they're going about achieving it," he said. "It can't be done through illegal means and, from a publicity standpoint, I don't think this gives sympathy to the people who have been on the runway this morning."

Yes, it’s truly shocking when people like Jeremy are prevented from jetting off to a conference on climate change, as everyone knows it is completely impossible to get to Poland by any other form of transport.

George Monbiot:

Three worlds seem to exist in virtual isolation. In the physical world, global warming appears to be spilling over into runaway feedback: the most dangerous situation humankind has ever encountered. In the political world - at the climate talks in Poznan, for instance - our governments seem to be responding to something quite different, a minor nuisance that can be addressed in due course… In cyberspace, by contrast, the response spreading fastest and furthest is flat-out denial.