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Global Warming: Plane Stupid Make Hot Air At Manchester Airport

by | 9th, October 2007

PLANE Stupid have been on a day out to Manchester Airport. The enlightened group who call people stupid for going on holiday and taking advantage of cheap flights “handcuffed themselves”.

The Independent does not say to what the seven protestors handcuffed themselves, but being far from stupid they probably chose a static object and not a landing gear of a jet or a revolving door.

But mistakes were made. A spokesman for the airport says the protestors missed the main peak travel time, arriving at 7:30am, half and hour after the rush. Says the source: “I think they think this is a domestic terminal but it is not at all.”

One of the protestors was Vanessa Hall, who sits as a Green Party representative on Manchester City council.

The Indy says that just one flight between London and Manchester produces an estimated 0.87 tonnes of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

Says Ms Hall: “The ration we need is about two tonnes per year, but one flight is producing almost half your ration of carbon.”

Indeed. It is time to ration air. Think before breathing. Breathe less. Don’t be stupid…

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