Sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just thinks
Tony Juniper, director of Friends of the Earth, flew to Malaysia, South Africa, and Amsterdam on business and took his family on holiday to Slovakia in the past year. This weekend he is on a business trip to Nigeria. His trips are estimated to have generated at least eight tons of CO2.
“This is the dilemma faced by all international organisations, including green ones,” said Juniper. “We do all we can to cut travel but we need to do some flying to make decisions.” (The Times)
There was poor old Newton shut up on his farm in Lincolnshire, unable to travel because of the plague, so he sat down under an apple tree and did some thinking; and came up with a spiffing idea or two. Einstein could only manage a walk in the park when he was holding down a full time job but he managed to scribble down some stuff which exercises the old grey matter. Maybe if the Greens mentioned in the article stopped flying round the world preaching we should all stay at home they might have time to actually do some thinking....