John Riminton (Oct 10) favours banning motorsport, and correctly notes the major saving in emissions would not be from the cars competing, but from the cars used by the tens of thousands of spectators travelling to the events. But why stop at motorsport? Much larger crowds drive to watch rugby, cricket, horseracing and live concerts. Perhaps we should ban all of those as well?
Absolutely! However, this is history repeating itself. I remember these very same arguments back in 1973. The 'problem' then was fuel 'shortages' and rapidly rising fuel prices. Like all fads, climate change will move on to be replaced by something else. Humanity has far more to fear from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. That is something that really can kill you.