Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 8225 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2019, 06:08:28 pm »
It will probably be supplementing rather than replacing the fossil fuel burning, but with a combination of solar, wind, and slower speed, a significant reduction of fossil fuel consumption can be made. Yes, if we continue to subsidize these transports with cheap fossil fuel that ignores the reality of the situation they are causing for current* and future generations then we are shooting ourselves in the foot.
Any mechanism that works to improve the efficiency of cargo transport is only a benefit to society. My only point is the one you just made: unless some currently unheard of tech appears then we will need to rely on fossil fuels for most of our sea and air transport needs for the foreseeable future. Zero emission for this part of human activity is not achievable.

You are always talking about nuclear power, but somehow ignore the possibility for dense cargo transport.
Nuclear requires a tightly regulated environment to ensure safety. I don't have any that confidence an industry that frequently uses 'flags of convenience' to save costs would be able to provide the assurance we need.