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Frivolous flying FUBARS planet
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DESMODUS
2018-05-11 13:28:04 UTC
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A report last week highlighted the huge damage that the airline/cruise liner and tourist industry is doing to the atmosphere with it causing up to 8% of CO2 emissions. This has long been suspected however (as usual ) no action has been taken to suppress this pointless & ludicrous activity , in fact many tourist zones such as Barcelona & Venice are resisting their attacks with hostile actions against tourists . Already the UK government is proposing to take action by reducing airport capacity by 3 % a year , rationing aviation fuel, and introducing a points based permit system for individuals based on an objective need for their trip. Of course this has caused howls of anguish from the sectors affected but they have been told to shut up as saving the planet is more important ! DESMODUS ( when the UK leaves the EU planes won`t be allowed to take off or land !)
JTEM is right
2018-05-11 21:47:36 UTC
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A report last week highlighted the huge damage that the airline/cruise liner and tourist industry is doing to the atmosphere with it causing up to 8% of CO2 emissions. This has long been suspected however (as usual ) no action has been taken to suppress this pointless & ludicrous activity , in fact many tourist zones such as Barcelona & Venice are resisting their attacks with hostile actions against tourists . Already the UK government is proposing to take action by reducing airport capacity by 3 % a year , rationing aviation fuel, and introducing a points based permit system for individuals based on an objective need for their trip. Of course this has caused howls of anguish from the sectors affected but they have been told to shut up as saving the planet is more important ! DESMODUS ( when the UK leaves the EU planes won`t be allowed to take off or land !)
Private aviation -- not commercial -- was already
burning 2.5 billion gallons of fuel a decade or
so ago. The answer is commercial air travel. Even
flying first class, commercial airliners are way
cheaper than private aviation and more efficient
than highway traffic.

And, ironically, configured for maximum seating,
even aircraft retired for lack of efficiency
easily beat automobile averages, assuming two
passengers... three or four if we're talking some
SUVs and pickup trucks.

The enemy is private aviation and the solution is
commercial aviation.




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