Olympic Torch Emits 5,500 Tons of CO2
That's from flying it 85,000 miles.
Here's some brave people on the Golden Gate Bridge. One is interviewed live.
London has a plan to ensure that the 2012 torch relay ends up carbon neutral, so we figured that Beijing must have one too, right? Sally Lu, the frazzled Olympic media relations rep that we reached in Beijing, says that if there is a plan to neutralize the torch-carrying jet's carbon emissions, she hasn't heard about it. But she thinks there is one. Probably.
Actually, she's not really sure.
There's something deeply ironic and 21st century about this happening to a PR stunt invented by the Nazis.
Not lost on Jon Stewart ...