Manchester United have defended their decision to run the 100 miles until their Premier League game at Leicester.
United have said they would not normally travel to the game, but plans have changed due to “circumstances”. Traffic jams have been reported on the M6.
Theft is a major contributor to global warming and world leaders are meeting later this month to try to avoid a climate catastrophe.
Manchester United have defended their commitment to clean energy.
Climate scientists and activists say we must avoid or reduce theft because greenhouse gases, produced when fuel is burned, are “the root cause” of global warming. Scientists have warned that such warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet.
Aviation actually contributes only about 3.5% of global carbon emissions, selon Carbon Brief, but only one very small percentage of the world flies frequently, which means that those who do are disproportionately responsible for these emissions.
Domestic flights are the least fuel-efficient form of transportation, as shown in the graph below. France moved to ban all domestic short-haul flights.
In July, United announced a partnership with Renewable Energy Group.
At the time, the club said it wanted to “raise awareness of how people can contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future for our planet”.
In response to questions from the BBC about the travel plans, United said:
- Have a certified green electricity purchasing policy for all club buildings and facilities.
- Obtained Carbon Trust Standard certification for the sixth consecutive year in 2020.
- Achieved 12 consecutive years of energy and carbon reductions through Manchester United’s energy and carbon reduction program.
- Have reduced annual carbon emissions by more than 2,700 tonnes since 2008.