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  • Meowoem@sh.itjust.works
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    6 months ago

    You’re not going to stop people living their lives, visiting friends, family, and having meaningful life experiences. If we can make flying more ecologically sustainable than rail and boats then it would be a hugely positive thing in the fight against climate change.

    • chitak166@lemmy.world
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      6 months ago

      We can stop them by taking their money away and giving it to those who need it.

      No leisurely intercontinental flights until all children are free from starvation!

    • Sunfoil@lemmy.world
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      6 months ago

      To be even more doomer, people will have to stop living their lives when we run out of everything, so we might as well start winding down now.

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        6 months ago

        I’d argue that private jets would have to be banned before I’d accept any regulation on economy flights to visit my family that I see every two years

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        6 months ago

        Yes I know that’s what you want to happen but it’s not very likely, we’re not really short of anything that we don’t have a dozen other options for.

        We’ll have oceanic floating factories harvesting sunlight and turning sea water into jet fuel and carbon fibre Christmas toys before consumerism gets close to admitting defeat.

        If you want to change society I’m afraid you have to do the hard thing of coming up with a better idea and convincing people to try it.

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          6 months ago

          I hope we do pull off a 90th minute 720 backflip into futurist utopia, that would be mega. But until people start doing basic stuff like voting in their interest, I’m going to prepare for the worst.

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      6 months ago

      You certainly can, with proper carbon emissions taxation. But you can’t stop said people from voting for parties that advocate unrealistic pipe-dream technological solutions like poop jets and full-scale CCS, rather than parties who make them take the red pill and face reality and the consequences of their actions.