Friday, March 7, 2008

Indian cricket team disses environment

Has the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) never heard of global warming? Or do they not care?
The (Indian)team landed in Mumbai at around 10.30 a.m. The players were scheduled to fly to Delhi in a chartered flight. From the airport, they will be taken to the Inter Continental Hotel from where they will be brought to the Kotla for the function.

So all that CO2 goes into the atmosphere to satisfy a national ego-trip. In fact if the world takes global warming seriously then there might not be any Indian victories over Australia in Australia -there won't even be any matches between the two (unless the Indian team decides to take a sailing ship to Australia)-
The warnings come from Associate Professor Damon Honnery and Dr Patrick Moriarty ...
"The car is doomed,” Associate Professor Honnery says. “Ultimately, we are going to have to move to a decentralised society where most people need to travel far less. People are going to have to fundamentally change the way they think about travel and make much more use of non-motorised travel such as cycling and walking."

Dr Moriarty said big reductions in air travel were also needed. “An overseas trip might become a once in a life time experience rather than an annual event,” he said.

Imagine that -only one series against Australia in a lifetime might be allowed in the new green future. Imagine the drama then!

(emphasis mine)