Around 60 ‘luxury cars’ have tyres deflated in Glasgow as activists admit ‘disarming’ vehicles – Daily Record

Climate activists say they have deflated tyres on around 60 “luxury” vehicles parked in Glasgow in a bid to raise awareness of carbon emissions during COP26.

The group, calling themselves Tyred of SUVs, targeted the cars parked in the city’s West End in the early hours of Thursday…….

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Climate activists say they have deflated tyres on around 60 “luxury” vehicles parked in Glasgow in a bid to raise awareness of carbon emissions during COP26.

The group, calling themselves Tyred of SUVs, targeted the cars parked in the city’s West End in the early hours of Thursday.

The group deflated tyres of dozens of SUVs and placed satirical police fines on the cars’ windscreens explaining their action, reports Glasgow Live.

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No tyres were damaged in the action.

A spokesperson for Tyred of SUVs said: “If 4×4 drivers were a nation, they’d be the 7th biggest polluters on the planet (Source: International Energy Agency). If the 1% won’t take responsibility for the climate destruction they wreak, we’ll make them.”

The notices read: “ATTENTION. CLIMATE VIOLATION. Your SUV contributes to the second biggest cause of carbon emissions rise in the last decade.

“This is why we have disarmed your car by deflating one or more of its tyres. If SUV drivers were a nation, in 2018 they would have ranked as the 7th biggest emitter of Co2.

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“Unnecessary luxury lifestyle choices in rich countries are part of what is driving climate breakdown. This process is already having devastating impacts on people in poor countries…and we won’t be spared either.”

The action specifically targeted drivers of sport utility vehicles or SUVs that the activists described as ‘climate-destructive cars’.

International Energy Agency said that between 2010 and 2018 were the second-largest contributor to the increase in global carbon emissions after power, contributing more than twice as much as aviation.

The action is the latest in a series of direct actions taken by climate activists during COP26 which ends on Friday.

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Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/more-60-luxury-cars-tyres-25439335