Did the US shuttle or UK Royal Wedding release more greenhouse gases?

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@CConley25 asked the Naked Scientists:
Who will release more greenhouse gases today [the day of the royal wedding]: the US by launching shuttle, or the UK by parading all of those horses around?

What do you think?
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Offline Bored chemist

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Horses are carbon neutral.
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More than half of the fuel on the shuttle is Hydrogen & Oxygen that is not currently considered to be a greenhouse gas, although the question would be what energy source was used to manufacture the 2H2+O2. 

I didn't see the wedding.  How many people traveled to England from afar?  Private jets?  Military Jets?  Do you count TVs?

I suppose the preparation and support for the shuttle launch was quite extensive too. 

Overall, it was probably a wash.