Climate Change Protest to Include … Airplanes?
Am I just too jaded? Is it just me? Or is it kooky weird that Greenpeace is holding a demonstration here in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow at which hundreds of people will hold big cards up above their heads to form a big picture? I know, that in itself doesn’t sound too weird, but wait, see, here are the details: according to an organizer of the event, the picture will send the message “Yes we can save the climate!” … when photographed from the sky. That would involve an airplane… or a helicopter… flying overhead… burning off huge amounts of fossil fuels.
Greenpeace plans to replicate this exercise in aerial photography and fossil fuel burning over and over again in 30 other American cities and at 20 other locations around the world so that “Greenpeace’s team of campaigners in Poland will use the images that week to lobby the U.S. negotiators in Poland and make sure they know that Americans are paying attention and want to see our government lead in the international effort to stop global warming.”
Am I being a Scrooge about this, or is sending loads of planes into the air all over the world probably not the best way to demonstrate a commitment to changing the global climate for the better?