Tuesday, 15 December 2020 12:55

All hot air

Written by  The Hound

This old mutt was not surprised to recently learn about the blatant hypocrisy of many of the academics who lecture us all on the evils of climate change.

According to a recent British and Swedish study, climate researchers take more flights than other academics.

The new international study says although the group is highly concerned about global warming, climate researchers are not “walking the talk” by reducing their travel, it discovered.

Flying is one of the most emissions-intensive activities, with a single return flight from Auckland to Los Angeles emitting 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide – just over what the average New Zealander produces heating their home, driving their car and disposing of waste in a whole year, according to Toitū Envirocare.

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Good riddance!

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