Thursday, 8 May 2014

Every little doesn't help

Derby Telegraph tells us about a scheme to use low-emission pool cars for Derbyshire health workers.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust teamed up with Co-wheels just over a year ago to introduce 10 Toyota Aygo cars primarily for the benefit of health workers, often travelling to remote parts of the county.

In the first year of the Co-wheels trial, pool car users transferred 54,900 miles from their own higher polluting vehicles and saved an estimated 5.3 tonnes of CO2.

So that's saved about 0.000000015% of global CO2 emissions for 2013. Scale those 10 cars up to about 68 billion cars and Derbyshire could solve the global warming issue.


Sackerson said...

That's only 10 cars per capita for the global population - aren't we getting close to that?

Anonymous said...

Don't be cruel, AK, every little 0.000000015% helps!

James Higham said...

These two above took my words away.

Demetrius said...

But will Matlock be under water when the sea levels rise?

A K Haart said...

Sackers - we are, but how do we each drive ten cars to save more CO2?

David - I know - I shouldn't be sniffy about squillionth of a squillionth of a degree of warming.

James - so that's more CO2 saved!

Demetrius - if it is they will sell boat trips. Enterprising folk in Matlock.