Wednesday, June 26, 2019


How do you attend a Distant Climate Conference Without Flying was the question posed by Eric Worrall at wattsupwiththat. "Swedish climate messiah Greta Thunberg has a problem. She desperately wants to attend climate conferences in New York (September) and Santiago (December), but unlike most greens she is serious about avoiding air travel."

I have come up with a couple of solutions better than any I saw in the comments to the original article.

No carbon footprint at all really. The first method might take the rest of your life to get to New York. The second is almost certainly capable of making landfall in North America, somewhere. Good luck Greta!


capt fast said...

I hear from a friend from long ago that gulf stream is projecting a new model of their famous luxury bizjets just for those members of the green movement who have actual ethics about using hydrocarbons during travel. they plan on using fuel cell technologies to operate motor driven propellers(more efficient than fans) deriving H2 and O2 from sea water using wave action to power the necessary generators. the issue they have is reducing carbon footprint of the manufacturing of all the materials and support equipment. they are predicting year 2090 as a completion date for the effort.
in the mean time, a corn derived alcohol fuel system is planned, no word on how many pounds of diesel fuel per pound of alcohol they expect to consume growing and processing the corn for fuels.
I hope the delegate to the green convention bring their own straws.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Deep sea voyaging is Norwegian Vikings, the Swedes hung out in the Baltic. Which is hardly the same thing.

HMS Defiant said...

She could always hitch a ride with them. :)