Comment 11676

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted September 13, 2007 at 12:48:00

Agreed... But how much would better fuel consumption buy us in the scheme of things? The funamental problem - as I see it - is similar to that of car usage and energy conservation in general. Our demand and usage is increasing so dramatically that we are heading for a huge impact when the oil runs dry. In the time it takes us to get there I think it's unlikely any improved fuel efficiencies will even out the effects on our environment.

Given the fact that any post-oil 'new' energy sources will not be able replace the versitility and low cost of oil we are going to have to face the need to reduce our airplane use in the same way we need to conserve energy at home and on the roads.

Eliminating air travel is about as likely as eliminating the car, but we need to stop thinking in terms of expansion and start thinking instead about conservation.

Cheers

Ben

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