pwa wrote:Still flying in spite of what it does to the planet?
If you truly believe that not getting on a plane means your are not using planes .... then your deluded.
Use Amazon ?
Buy out of season veg and fruit?
Flowers for that significent other ?
Had a coffee to-day ?
Cycle to the shops to buy stuff that came by plane ... in plastic, from countries that imprison and kill Gay people .. and Christians...
We are all wound up in world trading .... and if you think aircraft are flying around with empty holds .... you need to do a reality check i'm afraid.
Some transportation of commodities like foodstuffs, is inevitable. The best most of us can do is cut down
the environmental impact a bit - not eliminate it entirely. If we all did that, it would help a lot!
We bought some fresh, somewhat out-of-season veg - French Beans as it happens - today in the supermarket (which we'd cycled to). Just that we're getting a bit cheesed off with brassicas. Checked the country of origin: it said "Spain". OK not ideal. I hope they were shipped by surface transport, not by air - but we can't tell. Hope they weren't grown under artificially heated polytunnels - but we can't tell. Best I can say is: we don't buy a lot of out-of-season stuff.
Oh and we have a weekly Riverford box. Those guys are very conscientious about organic produce and ethical transport. But even with them, some stuff has to be trucked in from the Continent.
Give me stick if you really must. Incidentally, the word is spelt "hypocrisy"...