From todays Guardian / Toynbee article / comments section :
" If you really believe that the planet being a bit hotter is a huge problem, then drastic action is needed and you would support it.
So let's start with something really simple. An activity that is not necessary for human survival, that wouldn't impact if it disappeared, international sport.
Cancel all international events, the Olympics, World Cup, World championships, anything that involves international travel. These have big carbon footprints and also countries build new stadiums and other infrastructure etc at another huge cost in carbon.
Then sort out who can watch sport domestically. Why do we allow fans to travel hundreds of miles to support a particular team? Just issue tickets only to those fans who can prove they live in the local area, this will impact on clubs like Liverpool etc who probably have more fans from outside Liverpool watching any particular home game. But it is swings and roundabouts those fans can watch their local team instead, no fans lost, just redistributed and saving lots of emissions in the process. "
Any takers ? 😎