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  •  With peak oil and climate change, (4+ / 0-)
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    cpresley, Odysseus, BruceMcF, Mr Robert

    my prediction is that airlines will change such that "first class" will mean a jet while "coach" will mean a turboprop.

    Also, airships may make a comeback for medium freight, in the form of airships that have less buoyancy than they weigh but get some lift from their shape.

    All of that assumes we don't find something environmentally friendly with higher energy density than oil. But yes, for long-haul, it would be hard to switch to rail.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 07:59:22 PM PDT

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