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  • "It's a hoax basically Richard. Has anyone tried to sell you carbon credits? (Fresh air) BBC's Money Box (Radio 4) found lots of people done out of their savings by these ponzi schemes.
    In a nutshell it is suggested that any activity we make carries a carbon footprint, that goes for goods and services too. So if we walk somewhere the footprint will be low and if we go by aircraft it will be high. Didn't stop all these warmers flying to Doha last Month though!
    The Carbon footprint of a Toyota hybrid made in Japan and imported here must be sky high and yet it pays no road tax! And yet a Land Rover built here pays a fortune including a show room tax before you even drive a mile. Talk about supporting British workers!
    I'm sure you can work out the rest for yourself. Some additional info as to how we got here posted below in a long link.
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With honours?

First published in Letters by

AFTER trying to avoid the news over Christmas, I was greeted on opening The Press on Saturday with the fact that vice-chancellor Brian Cantor is to get a CBE for leading the University of York through a “dynamic period of growth”.

That dynamic period could be adding to the carbon footprint, adding to energy usage and adding to pollution.

How do these people sleep at night; how do they get nominated for destroying the beautiful Yorkshire countryside?

Such a pity he was not more dynamic in encouraging the development on brown-field sites, providing jobs where jobs used to be and all the while saving the environment.

Sally Hawkswell, Heslington, York.

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