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Heathrow protests: Climate change activists disrupting flights with drones risk 'long jail sentences'

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Heathrow Pause activists - a splinter of the Extinction Rebellion movement but separate from them - have said they will operate small toy drones near the transport hub from 3am on Friday 13 September. (www.independent.co.uk) 更多...

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Patrick Smith 9
Well… according to the last stat that I saw, commercial aviation accounts only for under three percent of heat-trapping emissions. Cars, commercial buildings, factories, etc., all emit far more.

According to another stat, data mining for cryptocurrency produces as much annual carbon dioxide as ONE MILLION transatlantic flights.


Where are the bitcoin protestors?


Air travel gets an undue amount of grief on this matter because it’s such an easy thing to hate.
siriusloon
siriusloon 0
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Any statistic can be "massaged" to suit an agenda. By the time they start circulating as unattributed facts online, they've been rounded up or down multiple times.

And how do you figure air travel is an "easy thing to hate"? By whom? These protesters? How about this statistic...airline passengers vastly outnumber them and I doubt they all hate the concept of air travel. They may hate the execution if they've ever flown on Spirit or Ryanair, but that's a different topic.
upchucked
C. WESLEY GRADY -4
You can keep posting this, but it isn't making any sense. Data mining produces carbon dioxide? How, by my breathing? I would be exhaling anyway, so you wan't to count it twice? That would be the only way that data mining causes carbon dioxide, and even if we allowed that, how many people would have to be data mining to cover one transatlantic flight, let along 3 million.

I don't agree with their method of protest if it endangers one person, but .... I don't approve of the excessive amount of pollutants that the aviation industry creates and emits into our environment either. Disrupting flights because there are drones in the air seems a fair way of getting attention .... Seriously, who is going to take off, or be allowed to take off if there are multiple drones in the vicinity? Keep Heathrow shut down for a couple of hours and you might get your message across. Do it every weekend for a year, and .....
upchucked
C. WESLEY GRADY 1
Sorry for the typos, I are havin trouble with my keeboard and mice...
musephoto
Geoff Rowe 4
Have you heard of Bitcoin and how you "produce" them? There are gigantic server farms in China that exist only for the purpose of mining Bitcoin, in spite of the contradiction that trading Bitcoin is illegal in China. They have even designed specialized chips to make the process quicker.

Those server farms consume huge quantities of electricity According to Digiconomist, a company that tracks Bitcoin energy consumption, some 66.7 Terawatt hours of electricity is consumed mining Bitcoin worldwide. Another stat, 34.73 megatons of CO2 is produced annually in the mining process. The same as the entire country of Denmark.

That is a lot!
lynx318
lynx318 1
That's not "producing" bitcoin, that's trying to fraudulently ripoff investors.
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
Give them very long sentences... Those people are so stupid.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 3
Free citizens have the right to protest. But if one of these drones has the slightest chance of bringing down an aircraft, then that's terrorism. They need to find another way to protest
paulfharris
Paul F Harris 2
This is a group of eco terrorists trying 2 stop people from going about there lawful journies & I hope that the full force of the law rains down on there heads & that they ALL get 2 spend maxi,um time in prison
canuck44
canuck44 2
The Brits need to change their law so they can up grade the flying of drones within five miles of a flight path to terrorism charges for these "activists" are really no different than the "activists" who try to bomb aircraft.
lynx318
lynx318 2
Activists, you are oxygen thieves, this does not help your cause. Money wasted on shutting down flights and putting you behind bars could have gone towards your cause...now it won't!

retf14rio
John Rogers 3
Even if one of the drones happens to cause a crash nothing will happen to the drone operators. Talk of lengthy prison sentences is nothing but rubbish.
siriusloon
siriusloon -8
Aren't you cheerful this morning? If you're just making that claim for effect, take six pints and have a nap. You're way to cynical to be posting anywhere. If you truly believe some drone operator could kill hundreds of people and not go to prison, you're a fool.
wacoachy
wacoachy 1
the only risk to drones is bull shit media reports. all the stories about drones at airports has never been proven with anything that resemble evidence. a pilot cant see a plane at 2 miles but can see a drome at 5 mile. yer right
linbb
linbb 1
Well think about those chemtrails they put out to control weather and possibly people breathing it.

OOPs LOL had to throw that in.
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Patrick Smith 1
Well… according to the last stat that I saw, commercial aviation accounts only for under three percent of heat-trapping emissions. Cars, commercial buildings, factories, etc., all emit far more.


I also saw a stat that said data mining for cryptocurrency produces as much annual carbon dioxide as ONE MILLION transatlantic flights.


Where are the bitcoin protestors? The wasteful factory protestors, etc.?


Air travel gets an undue amount of grief on this matter because it’s such an easy thing to hate.
canuck44
canuck44 0
The whole Climate Change movement is based on a hoax. The alarmists can never answer why wime was produced in the UK in Roman times or why Greenland really was green. Our data shows no real change in since 2005 when data manipulation or "adjustment" ceased and 114 stations provided accurate data. This is wealth redistribution not science.

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