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Planet Hacks: Flying

Posted on 4 July 2017 by Guest Author

If your globe is overheating, a common culprit is planes! But what can you do to fix the problem? In the first episode of Planet Hacks, I explain how to hack your planet, and get global warming under control.

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  1. What you say is sensible enough. Business can be conducted more via the internet at least in some cases.

    In fact the internet, and hd television, and virtual reality systems are perhaps reducing the need for tourists to travel internationally quite so so much. Young people don't need to travel anyway. They spend all their time glued to smartphones.

    The finnish video was entertaining and accurate. Who said the Finns had no sense of humour?

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  2. I do much of my holiday travel with Google Earth Streetview.

    It's less than perfect but is cheap, I don't need to leave my home and chair, and I don't have to put up with other passengers and cramped seating.

    More seriously, for several years I and others have been trying to introduce virtual meetings via Skype to Rotary Clubs and the many committees that they spawn.  Progress has been slow, but at least the legislation in NSW, Australia was amended a year ago to enable electronic attendance at meetings. 

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  3. The horrible background music drives me nuts.

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  4. Fly by night? At least half the of the heat is radiated into dark-cold space. Assuming that the flight is above the clouds.

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  5. Does that mean there is a business case for cheaper flights at night? 

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  6. @4,

    Ger, may I ask how you come to that assertion?

    <...feels a Richard Branson moment coming on!>

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