Nov 06

Green Chart Let Down By Nether Regions (ITS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!)

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santagreen.jpgIts not a sexy chart to run down on Channel 4 at Christmas, but the Environment Agency’s list of the Top 100 Environmental Campaigners OF ALL TIME is nevertheless an interesting read. A few good worthies up top means you don’t even begrudge Prince Charles rocking up in the top ten, probably for the column inches. That said you wonder if desperation kicked in a bit further down the list as the following turn up:

47 St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology

53 Swampy, roads protester

89 Dalai Lama, spiritual leader

95 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, romantic poet

98 Joe Strummer, former Clash frontman

100 Father Christmas, carbon-free delivery

PROVE IT! Prove that Father Christmas’s time-defying, law of physics bending delivery mechanisms are actually carbon neutral. Surely whatever the reindeer’s are eating gets turned into methane emitting biomass, and if you work out the amount of energy required to do this extensive milk round one wonders if that’s not an excessive amount of exhaust being produced. Not to mention the toys themselves. It might be that Santa’s elves are knocking up the trad-kiddie wooden toys instead of plastics (though Father Christmas always left me some Lego) but is that wood from a sustainable forest. AT THE NORTH POLE?

In one fell swoop, the Environment Agency have made their list worthless and a laughing stock. Which is par for the course for the greens.


  1. 1
    Alan on 28 Nov 2006 #

    You missed out another one to highlight: 91 – Tom and Barbara Good from “The Good Life”

  2. 2
    Pete Baran on 28 Nov 2006 #

    I left that one to see if anyone would read it. Indeed I wonder if the hapless Good’s did more harm than Good to their cause.

    Man sows the seed
    Nature grows the seed…

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    Juniata on 25 Oct 2007 #

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