Scott Burgess har regnet på det:
Consider the effect of the realisation of the Greenpeace dream: the owners of every single SUV in the United States – all 28.3 million of them – trading in their vehicles for an average compact, the former to be sensitively destroyed (or delivered to deserving Mongolian film teams).
According to the DoE figures, to do so would result in a savings of 2.6 tons (9.8 vs 7.2) of per vehicle CO2 equivalent per year, for a total of 74 million tons (67.3 million metric tonnes). Given the total US level of 7.122 billion tonnes annually (PDF), our analysis reveals that American emissions after the big SUV trade-in would decrease by less than one percent, to 99.0554% of their previous levels. Global emissions of 28 billion tonnes would decline to a mere 99.7597% of the original total.
In other words, it is inconceivable that even this impossibly extreme response to the Greenpeace anti-SUV campaign would have the slightest effect on climate change this century. It’s clear in light of the numbers that to maintain otherwise is irrational – if one is indeed motivated by environmental considerations.
Han giver det sidste ord til Greenpeacegrudlæggeren Patrick Moore:
“Since I left Greenpeace, I have seen the movement drift into extremism, abandoning common sense and logic. To a large extent, it is being hijacked by activists who are using green rhetoric to launch agendas that don’t have much to do with ecology.”
Så DR – den der kampagne kan I godt putte i mølposen, og næste gang I kører med på noget, skulle I måske selv undersøge det selv istedet for at gå ud fra, at bare det kommer fra de grønne er det rigtigt. Som han skriver, så handler det ikke om økologi, men om klassekamp og kamp mod kapitalismen.
Læs resten hos Scott, han er næsten altid meget morsom og sarkastisk.