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Ever Accused Of Damaging Environment?  
User currently offlineATCisgreat From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 103 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Sometimes, when I give as a reason why I do something in a particular way that this way is better for the environment, I get the comment that with having a job that has to do with aviation I could never fix the environmental damage I'm "causing" at work every day. Resulting that I'm not in a position that allows me to comment on peoples environmental-damaging behavior. All because of my job. I of course try to explain that by offering shortcuts every day to aircraft causes, seen over a year, at least some fuel and exhaust saving. And flying is a lot better than everyone taking the car! And I reckon that if you start looking at the issue in such a little picky way that one could hardly find any jobs that aren't effecting - directly or indirectly - the environment.
Do you as well encounter such comments or discussions?

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User currently offlineInfiniti757 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 971 times:

When I lived in Florida, the EPA was visting airports and fining everyone that poured a fuel sample on the ground a $500 fine and fining their company $500. We didn't get caught but I knew people that did.


Give me the luxuries in life and I will gladly do without the necessities. (Frank Lloyd Wright)
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Environmental consciousness is a gigantic conceit. Environmentalists are not trying to save the earth - they are trying to keep it from changing. A moment's reflection should convince you that that is neither sound nor wise.
Paraphrasing George Carlin; maybe the earth only created the human race because it needed plastic in landfills to advance to its next state.

All environmental efforts are aimed at prolonging the mammal-friendly ecosystem. Perhaps the carbon-oxygen life model is doomed anyway and cleaning up oil spills is only prolonging the agony.



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