Friday, July 02, 2010

Back to the Future

Blimps could replace aircraft in freight transport, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian: "Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and other foreign luxuries could be part of a global revolution by carrying cargo around the world in airships instead of planes, one of the UK's leading scientists has predicted.

The government's former chief scientific adviser, Professor Sir David King, now director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford, told a conference that massive helium balloons – or blimps – would replace aircraft as a key part of the global trade network as a way of cutting global warming emissions."

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've actually never seen a copy of this pulp in person but I've heard much about it.