Associated Press Writer – 3 mins ago
COPENHAGEN – If they fail to reach a climate deal in Copenhagen, world leaders flying in their private jets and huddling in five-star hotels will have little to show for their efforts beyond a big, fat carbon footprint.
The U.N. estimates 40,500 tons of carbon dioxide will be pumped into the atmosphere during the 12-day conference — 90 percent of it from flights. The rest comes from waste and electricity related to transport to and from the conference center and lodging in and around the Danish city.
"There is an obsession by world leaders to be able to come in here with big entourages on their special airplanes, land at the airport and be driven in big limousines, with bigger entourages," said Asad Rehman, spokesman for the environmental group Friends of the Earth.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:48 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
You would think so, but they would prefer to tell us have to live while they continue to fly private planes and drive around in limos.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
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Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:08 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
It's hard to imagine that they would choose to pollute in order to tell other countries they should not! Actually quite amusing. LOL
Al Gore spoke, and gave false facts once again. Even the scientist he quoted, as well as other scientists at the summit, have said he was quoting false facts, but no one cares.
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Answer by AmaliaD at 7:50 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
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