brit female distance runner will not be making the trip to the 2023 World XC Championships in Bathurst, Australia, next month. 16-year-old Innes FitzGerald told U.K. Athletics that she is honoured to have the opportunity, but has declined due to climate concerns around air travel. “To have the opportunity to compete for Great Britain in Australia is a privilege. However, it is with great regret that I must decline this opportunity. When I started running, the prospect of me competing in the World Cross Country Championships would have seemed merely a dream. However, the reality of the travel fills me with deep concern.”
She is the anti-Sage. Sage never misses an opportunity to dump tons of CO2 into the atmosphere in order to travel for his non-championship jog-walks.
To her credit, at least she is acting on her beliefs. She may be misguided, but she is not a hypocrite.
So many climate change alarmists do nothing to improve or innovate to help with the climate crisis. They just protest and complain. They drive a Prius and recycle aluminum cans and think they have done their part.
She takes this issue seriously and recently travelled from UK to Italy by train, involving a 30hour journey. There was no such option for her to travel to Australia, but has remained consistent in her stance.
The brain damage incurred by the enviro-woke Marxism is ruining entire generations. The endgame is nothing less than the collapse of The West in order for authoritarian fascist regimes to triumph. So sad, if it weren't so obviously evil.
This isn't "brain damage" or "evil." It is a person who believes we need to make more serious policy reforms to avert dramatic climate change for the next generation (by starting now, not in the future). She has a platform and wisely used it. She would have been a non-factor in that race and knew it. She can find plenty of good comp in the UK.
I respect her for that. And everyone, Liberals and Conservatives, do this if they really care about their principles.
p.s. I know several real Conservatives in my community who paid more for their gym membership than they would have in local property taxes to build a community fitness center and pool. I asked them why they would be willing to pay more for the same service and they said they "didn't want to support another government program." I pointed out that they were hurting their bottom line and they said it was worth it to make a point. They also pay more by not shopping at certain "Liberal stores" that require masks. But for them it is worth it to make a point about those stores' woke policies and pro-gay stances. They pay out of pocket to send their kids to parochial schools despite very good public schools in the area because their beliefs are more important than what is "logical" to the rest of us.
Look at the bright side, in 25 years airplanes will be empty and air travel will be a fraction what it is now because half the customers will refuse to fly due to climate change. Instead they'll drive their EVs that use fossil fuels to make the electricity and the process of making rubber is horrendous for the environment.
What a limited and contradictory life she is going to lead.
Ambitions stilted by an inability to expand her horizons, she really needs to remain within 15 miles of her place of birth, travelling only by horseback, working on her local farm, to make this point effectively.
There are quite a few politicians in the UK who would like to limit travel within its shores by way of a holiday license, where citizens are given a limited number of days to travel within their own country outside their own local area, so she seems a particularly unchallenging gift for that type.
She lives in the UK? That seems wrong from an environmental point of view. I hope that she lives in the south and does not heat her house. You have to be consistent in your actions. Otherwise, you are simply a clown.