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Topic - Can you be a climber and have an enviromental conceince

SCrossley on 02 Oct 2012
Hi,
a lot of climbers I meet seem pretty ethical and well into recycling, and many are fully aware of the effects of climate change from first hand experience of retreating glaciers and our own strange weather, warmer winters and wetter summers.
Yet climbers generally have a much larger than nescesarry carbon footprint, flying 2 or 3 or more times a year and driving large mileages to climb several feet of rock, all totally avoidable and massive users of fossil fuels and emitters of carbon.
So how many climbers have the right to say they are doing their bit to save the planet.
In Rock Talk as I think it is relevant and an issue that should be addressed by all climbers, but up to you Alan.
Cheers sjc
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