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

Postby Bille » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm

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

Postby Bille » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 pm

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

Postby kjorn » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:12 pm

Yet more bullshit, this time from Rita Arnaus
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Let's look after the planet by flying non-stop from competition to competition. Please. Stop this bollocks.

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

Postby grigorib » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:39 pm

Aren't them flight attendants and pilots flying the most on this planet?

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

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:37 am

kjorn wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Yet more bullshit, this time from Rita Arnaus

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Let's look after the planet by flying non-stop from competition to competition. Please. Stop this bollocks.
And how are suppose to be getting there? By rowboat? Stop being so jealous.

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

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:58 am

Adventure Logs wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:37 am
kjorn wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Yet more bullshit, this time from Rita Arnaus

more-bullshit.png

Let's look after the planet by flying non-stop from competition to competition. Please. Stop this bollocks.
And how are suppose to be getting there? By rowboat? Stop being so jealous.
And the flights are going there anyway, with or without them. But you shouldn't worry because the lilet's of Heathrow airport are well on their way to being carbon neutral.

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

Postby BWD » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:01 am

Let's look after the planet by flying non-stop from competition to competition. Please. Stop this bollocks.
Ok guys you convinced me.
I’m going to need a G650 or Boeing to continue my kitelife in good conscience. None of my spots have direct air connections, and it’s better to go direct!
Brb starting a gofundme...

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

Postby Matteo V » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:48 am

Pemba wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Matteo V wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Pemba wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:16 pm
I think there is evidence of harm: land getting flooded for instance. But that happens somewhere far away mostly.
This is another piece of propaganda that "climate change enthusiasts" are constantly caught presenting in a very unscientific way (actually they just lie about it). They specifically and intentionally confuse sea level rise with erosion. Erosion is a constant. It will not stop, even when sea levels drop. Any land near sea level will be eroded by wave action up to the maximum height of waves that come in contact with it. Sand and dirt erode at extremely high rates, but are replaced by flooding at high rates too. This is how river deltas form. Dams that hold back sediment prevent deltas from replacing newly eroded soil/sand with new material from upstream. But many places exist around the globe that have naturally lost their means of sediment replenishment long ago. These places are eroding, and have been eroding for sometimes millions of years. To present them as the victim of a single centimeter of sea level rise, is a blatant lie.
Rising seawater levels would obviously increase erosion. But there would be increased deposition as well. Are you saying that erosion is added to the equation but deposition isn't ? I think both would in many cases be very difficult to accurately predict.
Deposition downstream of materials is certainly affected by human activities such as:

1. Dams - essentially huge silt ponds until the lake is filled with sediment and has a high rate of flow from inlet to outlet.
2. Irrigation - reduces flows that actually make it to the river delta - just look where the Colorado River in the US empties in to Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez)
3. Erosion prevention measures and dredging for channelization - dump large amounts of what would have been new land (sediment), into deeper areas of the ocean or pile it up high on sand bars that normally would not have exceeded the high water line of the natural flow of a river.

Thus, very few places have anywhere close to historic sediment deposition, while some rivers now technically have no sediment flow into the river delta/ocean. And specifically, more rainfall into a reservoir is likely destined to be used for increasing irrigation, so it will never carry any sediment into the ocean for deposition.

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

Postby The Ruuk » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:42 pm

I personally think that sustainability is not a "Binary" status.
One can have long-distance flights, but at the same time off-set their carbon-foot-print effectively.
Every effort counts, therefore, its good to take steps to reduce the impact on our environment. But one should also try and make compromises in doing so.
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Talking about sustainability, but going to remote places and encouraging things like;
To name a few of the things.
- Plastic bottles
- Plastic bags or kites packed in plastic covers
- asking for airconditioned rooms where there is no renewable energy but dirty coal or atom energy
- looking for sweet water pools in areas where there is a scarcity of water
- not advocating Zero waste think musters
- wanting to have internet across every remote location
- wanting to charge their phone even in the most remote place

are few of the long list of things that most oversee.

I personally think if one is really serious about sustainability, one does not have to go back to the stone age.
Living with a conscious and supporting the world to be a better place can make that required change.

It is not black or white. But I agree with most of the contributors here, that there is a huge issue of "GREEN WASHING" going on in the kite industry.

enjoy your life, but let's try to leave a better place for the next generation.


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