[Coral-List] What can SCIENTISTS do??
matz at mail.utexas.edu
Wed Dec 19 23:38:44 EST 2007
Well, at least they are carpooling! Here in the USA you would have
everyone driving his/her own car, even if they are married and work
in the same place. So those [not so difficult to figure out]
australians are actually ahead of most of US...
Funny idea, though - I don't think I ever heard any calls to develop
public transportation as means to cut emissions in the US. This could
really make quite a difference!
On Dec 18, 2007, at 10:35 PM, Paul Muir wrote:
> What can scientists do? Perhaps a little more!
> Here's an amusing example: a certain Australian marine science
> institution (that shall remain nameless!) which issues dire warnings
> about the impacts of climate change. Situated approx 50km from the
> where most of its staff live they use a fleet of around 50 large
> government cars to make the return trip each day. Any suggestions that
> they would reduce greenhouse gases and costs by using a couple of
> coaches instead are met with howls of protest and intricate arguments
> that suggest that it would somehow cost more!
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