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Offline Manos73

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Re: Bono and #BeInconvenient
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 10:38:13 AM »
So Bono and U2 have been called out before. This came out during the 360 tour:

"U2’s CO2 emissions are the equivalent of the waste created by 6,500 average British or Irish people in an entire year, or equal to leaving a standard 100 watt lightbulb (sic) on for 159,000 years."

And even by large tours of that time, U2's was over the top:

"The band’s vast emissions are dozens of times bigger than Madonna’s carbon footprint on her 2006 world tour, despite her extravagant demands and 250 staff. She produced 1,635 tonnes in air transport."

So:
1) I AM NOT CALLING OUT U2 ON THEIR ENERGY USE
2)Bono is opening himself up to ridicule when he tries to preach on environmentalism
3)Bono has a career of calling people out so he should expect it

Am I buggin' you, I don't mean to bug ya.

More from the article:

The carbon footprint generated by U2’s 44 concerts this year is equal to carbon created by the four band members travelling the 34.125 million miles from Earth to Mars in a passenger plane. . . [T]he band will create enough carbon to fly all 90,000 people attending one of their Wembley concerts to Dublin. To offset this year’s carbon emissions, U2 would need to plant 20,118 trees.”

Pollution experts said U2’s 44 concerts in Europe and North America this year will produce 20,117.50 tonnes of CO2 emissions, unless the band unexpectedly decide to ship to equipment to the US, in which case the footprint would be 5091.41 tonnes.

Bono and his bandmates will generate 64.42 tonnes of CO2 by flying 22,037 miles to this year’s gigs in their private jet, currently stationed at Nice airport, near their Cote d’Azur holiday villas in the south of France.
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Re: Bono and #BeInconvenient
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2017, 11:07:39 AM »
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Just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global carbon emissions!

I didn't see U2 listed in this article

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Re: Bono and #BeInconvenient
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2017, 11:46:24 AM »
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Just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global carbon emissions!

I didn't see U2 listed in this article
@JTNash: U2 is not listed because they are tax dodgers  ;D
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