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Musk’s Suborbital Flights Likely Lower Carbon, If Not Actually Cheap Or Pleasant

October 7th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

Musk might have something which would make the world even smaller and be more carbon neutral. The price and logistics might kill it, but not the speed and probably not the carbon footprint. Of course, if it took off and more people hopped to the other side of the world than do today, the net result would still be more greenhouse gases. Having traveled across the equator and international dateline several times, the duration, I can assert that the duration of travel is as much an inhibitor as the cost


Rising Temperatures To Impose High Costs On Aviation Industry Over Coming Decades, Research Finds

July 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The increasingly extreme temperatures that we can expect in many parts of the world over the coming decades as a result of anthropogenic climate change will considerably drive up aviation industry operating costs — owing to a need to regularly reduce takeoff weights when temperatures climb too high. That news is according to a new study from Columbia University



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