Planet Gore

Let the Climate Stunts Begin!

450 U.N. officials are patting themselves on the back for taking the train to Copenhagen rather than flying:

ABOARD THE CLIMATE EXPRESS — A train splashed with a green stripe carried 450 U.N. officials, delegates, climate activists and journalists from Brussels to the climate summit in Copenhagen on Saturday to symbolize efforts to reduce the convention’s carbon footprint.

More trains were leaving from other European capitals, and one was concluding a trip from Kyoto, Japan, through China and the Trans-Siberian route across Russia.

But symbols were all the trains could be. Most of the 15,000 people expected at the two-week conference opening Monday will arrive by plane from opposite ends of the globe.

The trip took 14 hours vs. three in a plane. Let’s see how many of the 450 take the train home.

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