Go green? 1200 limos, 54 private jets converge on Copenhagen
Well, if you're a delegate to the Copenhagen climate change conference and you going to demand that the rest of the world sacrifice in the name of global warming, that doesn't mean that you have to.
We polis will never understand. It's hard work trying to save the world and our betters who are going to Copenhagen to decide the fate of the planet deserve every luxury our tax dollars can afford.
That said, this might be a bit much, as the Telegraph's Andrew Gilligan explains:
On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the "summit to save the world", which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.
"We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention," she says. "But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report."Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. "We haven't got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand," she says. "We're having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."
And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? "Five," says Ms Jorgensen. "The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don't have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it's very Danish."
The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports - or to Sweden - to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.
Some of those VIP's include Leonardo De Caprio, Desmond Tutu, and Prince Charles, who has taken time out from his busy schedule waiting for his mother to croak to attend.
How anyone can possibly take these mountebanks seriously is beyond me.