Sunday, May 28, 2006

I would have linked directly ...

... to Gregg Easterbrook's Slate piece on Al Gore's movie, but Glenn Reynolds links to that and to information about Hypocrites and Gulfstreams also.
I second Glenn's comment: "If you don't fly commercial, don't talk to me about greenhouse gases or conservation."

Pete DuPont's Don't Be Very Worried is worth a look as well.


  1. "If you don't fly commercial".
    I understand the rationale for that comment you quote, Frank, but there is a lot people can do not to fly commercial, I don't think the thought should be encouraged that if you fly commercial, that is somehow OK environment-wise.
    There is a lot the "serial commercial flyer" could do to move to e-conferencing, etc. Is every flight really necessary? etc.
    Private jets are one step worse I agree. But commercial flying is hardly "virtuous" in its own right, there is far too much of it going on. Moderation in all things!

  2. Well, I've been very good: I haven't taken a flight since January 2005. And I used to like to fly. And I certainly think that someone who flies all over on a private jet has no grounds for preaching.