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Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby kjorn » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:32 am

Less than 50% of the population fly. Of those who do, less than 15% take more than 3 flights a year.

I guess that puts our kite pros in the top 2% of humans who pollute the atmosphere.

Should we expect a public commitment to reducing their carbon footprint to zero? That they should publically make available an audit of carbon offsetting that we can confirm.

Most of them are banging on about us saving the planet and living a green lifestyle, should we expect them to do the same?

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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby Iridian » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:41 am

No lmao. More climate change more wind more water.


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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby BWD » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:02 am

Lol carbon

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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby hookedcook » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:38 am

there's bigger issues than flying, I"m by no means a pro kiteboarder but take about 6 months off a year traveling by all means in a lot of countries. And work on a yacht when I work. I don't understand the the fact that most people don't understand that most electricity comes from burning fossil fuels. So now you produce all the batteries and have to figure out what to do with the waste of millions of used batteries. That get electricty mostly from power plants burning fossil fuels????

As we move forward, hydro, safe nuclear, wind, they are options but combined don't make nearly enough for real power. I mostly live in the Caribbean and a lot of 3rd world countries where everything is still run by diesel powered generators. While I think its a good thing to think about, the ceos, scientists, engineers,world leaders, and businessman that could actually make a difference in the future scientifically besides riding a kite on the beach are the reason why we need those planes, trains, and automobiles for the time being

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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby dejavu » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:31 am

Really! Go and spend a month travelling around China and you will see who the real polluters are. Until this and other countries take some REAL action what an individual does is .000000000000001 %.
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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby slowboat » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:12 am

This is a joke, right?
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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby Goavegas » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:27 am

dejavu wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:31 am
Really! Go and spend a month travelling around China and you will see who the real polluters are. Until this and other countries take some REAL action what an individual does is .000000000000001 %.
China,like India are emerging country that pollute just as much as we European and American's did while industrialising.Now it was ok for us to pollute and it is wrong for other to grow.Before pointing the finger just think that we went trough the same before.
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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:01 am

Just wondering ... where does the money go?

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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:03 am

Goavegas wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:27 am
dejavu wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:31 am
Really! Go and spend a month travelling around China and you will see who the real polluters are. Until this and other countries take some REAL action what an individual does is .000000000000001 %.
China,like India are emerging country that pollute just as much as we European and American's did while industrialising.Now it was ok for us to pollute and it is wrong for other to grow.Before pointing the finger just think that we went trough the same before.
That’s the equivalent of saving and scrimping while your spouse is a spendthrift. It’s still not going to balance.

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Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Postby POACHER » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:17 pm

Yes. Weak argument on China and India. This isn't the industrial revolution.
These are GIANT companies that pollute without repercussion due to their sheer size and governments turning a blind eye.
At least the US and many EU companies are making attempts at reducing carbon output and waste. You can't spend a week in the industrialized sector of China without your eyes burning.

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