Environmentalism Run Amok

An e-mail just turned up in my in-box. It was clearly selling something, and the text ended with the following thoughtful note:

Please consider the environment — do you really need to print this e-mail?

And what, you ask, was the e-mail selling?

Private jet travel.

Like the man said: please consider the environment.

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  1. Jason says:

    Hilariously hypocritical. Like Al Gore grilling up a juicy steak before his recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine on global warming. (Methane from cows being one of the leading green house gases)

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  2. Jason says:

    Hilariously hypocritical. Like Al Gore grilling up a juicy steak before his recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine on global warming. (Methane from cows being one of the leading green house gases)

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  3. Paul says:

    Why not focus our attention on recycling rather than getting an individual to debate whether they should print one e-mail off?

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  4. Paul says:

    Why not focus our attention on recycling rather than getting an individual to debate whether they should print one e-mail off?

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  5. Damon says:

    It’s not “Environmentalism Run Amok” — it’s just a poor title for this post.

    It’s more a case of incongruity and maybe hypocrisy that the sender of the email would request it not be printed, as if the non-printing of the email would offset the pollution caused by private jet travel.

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  6. Damon says:

    It’s not “Environmentalism Run Amok” — it’s just a poor title for this post.

    It’s more a case of incongruity and maybe hypocrisy that the sender of the email would request it not be printed, as if the non-printing of the email would offset the pollution caused by private jet travel.

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  7. MGF says:

    I’m not a computer expert but I would love to know the environmental cost of sending an e-mail. Must factor in power for servers and computers, the manufacturing of computers, etc. I wonder if printing the e-mail would be more environmentally friendly than saving it on a hard drive for a really long time?

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  8. MGF says:

    I’m not a computer expert but I would love to know the environmental cost of sending an e-mail. Must factor in power for servers and computers, the manufacturing of computers, etc. I wonder if printing the e-mail would be more environmentally friendly than saving it on a hard drive for a really long time?

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