Posted by: ahallatt | January 13, 2009

Penguins Against Flying

 

Airlines are desperate to show they are green, but their claims don't hold up

Airlines are desperate to show they are green, but their claims don't hold up

 

 

Sometimes flying is necessary, or at least the only practical way of getting somewhere without spending a lot of time and a lot of money on a boat. But short-haul flights and flying over land seems crazy. Why can’t we invest in high speed rail, powered by an electricity grid which uses concentrating solar power? Sure, this needs a lot of investment, so let’s tax aviation fuel and stop spending so much money on roads, runways and desalination plants and spend it on infrastructure that will help us get out of this mess, not make it worse!

 

From treehugger.com

From treehugger.com

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