As businesses and individuals are urged to address the size of their carbon footprints, one of the biggest offenders – the aviation industry – has been struggling to fall into line.
Heathrow Airport trumpeted its achievement in that area, but there were some issues.
Heathrow has become carbon neutral in emissions, but only from the parts of the airport it runs and not including flights https://t.co/XIgfwuw5vv
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 21, 2020
Understandably, people were sceptical about whether this type of “carbon neutrality” could actually be described that way.
I am teetotaller, but only on weekdays and not including wine. https://t.co/uNHZ6jFHX8
— Peter Pharos (@PeterPharos) February 22, 2020
I’m on a diet if you don’t include meals https://t.co/SEAKB3huNz
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 21, 2020
I’m vegan apart from the cheese and the eggs and the milk. And the meat https://t.co/XecTDgxPmG
— Soph (@SophieWarnes) February 21, 2020
I have fasted all month, not including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. https://t.co/64oBHT45qA
— Lincoln Michel (@TheLincoln) February 22, 2020
— Platforms 15/16 (@PiccPlatforms) February 22, 2020
im innocent if you ignore all the crime i have been up to https://t.co/hkJWZWYISq
— this wizard demands war (@stepheniscowboy) February 22, 2020
I have become socially adept, but only during sleep and not including interactions. https://t.co/z18VHmaxdZ
— Nat (@unfortunatalie) February 22, 2020
The ridiculous claim caught the eye of someone with particular insight.
If anyone still wonders about the meaning of “carbon neutrality” this is pretty much it… https://t.co/bub7dYz3yC
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 21, 2020
How dare they!