We’re flying to sunny Italy for three days, and to assuage critics have adopted the Gore policy of carbon neutrality.
I planted out some lettuce seedlings over the weekend, and they’re busily chomping on CO2 and spitting out 02.
Sceptics might argue that either I (or more probably the local slugs) will eat the lettuces, reversing that process.
But the same logic applies to Mr. Gore paying others to plant trees to compensate for his massive domestic energy consumption and globe-spanning air travel – the trees will end up either rotting or burning, eventually re-releasing all the CO2 they’ve sequestered.
And my lettuces, should they survive, are tastier than his trees.