Flying eh? The number one thing that people and organisations can do to reduce their carbon footprint, basically. And it really isn’t easy. Some places are just hard to get to (Australia, USA, etc).
But Paris? Brussels? Belfast? From Manchester? You’re kidding me, right? You get on a train to London. You walk 800m. You get on another train. Bish bosh. Or you take a train a ferry. across the
Mersey Irish Sea.
Now, perhaps the organisation you work for insists that you take the cheapest option, or simply doesn’t have a policy, and isn’t discussing having one. Ten years after proclaiming it will lead on climate change.
And aviation, which doesn’t pay the real cost of the damage it does – it receives a subsidy from all the dead future generations – is usually the cheapest option. So it goes.
Still and all, if you are one of the leaders of your organisation – say either the former or present people charged with the Environment portfolio, surely you can put your foot down, insist on better thinking, and set a good example into the bargain?
And who knows, perhaps you could even just, you know, release this information as a matter of course, instead of creating aggravation all round by forcing citizens to resort to the bureaucratically costly Freedom of Information Act? Watch this space…