How Far Will they Carry the Going Green Farce?

Russ Steele

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


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to How Far Will they Carry the Going Green Farce?

  1. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    Thanks Russ, I’m famous being H/T’d on your blog

  2. D. King says:

    Is there a link Russ?

  3. These greenies will be around as long as the money hold out.

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