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Dear Letters Editor,
The Guardian

Mutual congratulations between you (' Flying in the face of the facts' 24 January) and the CEO of Future Forests (Letter 26 January) aside, there is considerable doubt, among climate scientists, whether the planting of new forests effectively absorbs the additional greenhouse gases caused by air travel, or compensates for the loss of mature existing forests and ecosystems.

If one cannot avoid having to travel by air, clearly it helps to make a financial contribution towards offsetting the additional greenhouse gases which are thereby produced. However, that does not redeem the promotion of '2 for 1 offers on flights to the US' as in any way consistent with the Guardian upholding environmental concerns or the contradictory messages it gives out to the general public. An informal poll among your colleagues, whose jobs depend on advertising revenue for the paper, is hardly a valid test of the paper's integrity over 'the curtailment of such offers' in advertisements.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Scott, chairperson,
SAVE OUR WORLD
Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:13 pm
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