Londonist is all for environmentalism. We even clothe the Londonist baby in non-disposable washable cotton nappies and take all our groceries home from the organic food shop in a bag made of woven hemp. We wash our hair with a cuttlefish and row everywhere.
However, when we heard that a low-carbon Olympic flame will light up the 2012 Games, we weren’t impressed. We want a big old dirty flame. This is the Olympics! Let’s push the boat out! Surely an exception can be made just this once. We don’t want to have to watch the 100m under the majestic glowing light of a giant LED. Let’s just burn a whole lot of gas.