No straight answer from a pretty straight sort of guy
British households may be given individual carbon audits to encourage them to do more to reduce their own contribution to global warming, Tony Blair has said.
Mr Blair said he had already made an effort to "set an example" by installing low-energy lightbulbs and turning the thermostats down by one degree at 10 Downing Street. Steps have also been taken to ensure that all his travel since April last year has been carbon-neutral.
Yep - Boy Miliband's personal Carbon Cards tracking all our purchases are finding "traction" - nothing is too small or private to escape from Nanny's beady eye. But how is Tony neutralising all his global swanning about? Nothing on the official site that I can find, and Google draws a blank - however we do find this:
Asked what was being offset, the PMOS replied that we were both reducing our overall emissions by being more energy efficient, and also offsetting the remainder as well.
Asked if that meant planting trees, the PMOS said that he was told that planting tress was the simplistic view of it. People were also investing in energy efficiency in third world countries, for example, too.
Ah the classic Sir Humphrey answer - a straight answer would be too "simplistic" and so just trust us we are doing the right thing. So what exactly is Downing Street doing to offset the CO2 produced by the Blairs and their luggage going to the West Indies?