How Far Will they Carry the Going Green Farce?
11/23/2011 4 Comments
I have been reading the Climategate 2.0 e-mails and needed a palate cleaner, a sip of wine between the bites of steak. Here is one that came in over the e-mail transom:
WHEN Denmark’s new government ministers presented themselves to Queen Margrethe II last month, the Development Minister established his green credentials by rolling up to the palace in a tiny, three-wheeled, electric-powered vehicle. The photo opportunity made a powerful statement about the minister’s commitment to the environment but probably not the one he intended.
Christian Friis Bach’s electric-powered vehicle was incapable of covering the 30km from his house to the palace without running out of power. So he put the electric mini-car inside a horse trailer and dragged it behind his petrol-powered Citroen for three-quarters of the trip, switching back to the mini-car when he neared the television cameras.
The stunt produced more carbon emissions than if he had ditched the electric car and horse trailer and driven a regular car the entire distance.
Hat Tip to Dixon. Here is link to the story