I’m a huge fan of Paul McCartney but this is just not cool. The Telegraph reports on Sir Paul and his new hybrid car:

The Lexus LS600H, which costs £84,000, was a gift from Lexus to the 65-year-old former Beatle, who helped promote the hybrid vehicle.

But instead of arriving by boat as expected, the car was flown to Britain on a Korean Air flight, creating a carbon footprint almost 100 times bigger than if it had come by sea.

Wow. Even Lloyd Christmas couldn’t screw up that bad.

Carbon offsetting firm CO2balance.com said the plane journey would have caused a carbon footprint of 38,050kg, compared to 397kg for a three-week boat journey.

A carbon footprint is the measure of the impact that human activity has on the environment and is measured in units of carbon dioxide.

Co2balance.com Director Mike Rigby said: “That is the equivalent of driving the car around the world six times.”

The difference between doing good for the environment and trying to give the appearance of being an environmentalist is just huge.

Richard Jeni nailed it on the head:

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Sources:
Paul McCartney ‘horrified’ as his eco car is flown 7,000 miles from Japan
Rob Davies
Telegraph