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The Mile High Club: Are airlines soon going to be a thing of the past?

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My friend Jim just e-mailed me an article stating that emissions from commercial airlines are one of the major causes of global warming and that if we want to save the planet, commercial airlines will probably have to go the way of the dinosaur -- or the polar bear.

Did you know that there is a whole sub-culture of American retirees who do nothing but globe trot? It's true. If these people are kept from traveling to China, Antarctica, Sub-Saharan Africa, Paris, etc. they are going to be SINCERELY pissed!

I wouldn't want a whole group of raging retired tourists to descend on ME if I was in the White House. Not a pretty picture. If we don't want to have the full wrath of the AARP Generation breathing down our necks, we need to come up with some sort of substitute non-polluting jet fuel and we need to do it NOW. And, although not as scary as Seniors on the Rampage but still a bit intimidating, is the fact that there ain't gonna be no more polar bears, no more coastal cities and no more MILE HIGH CLUB unless we act fast. You get my drift?

Remember that old joke? "But Mommie, I don't WANT to go to Europe...."

"Shut up and swim!"

PS: The absolute Number One cause, if I have been correctly informed, of global warming is the use of military aircraft. And I am here to warn you -- it's gonna be easier to take away the Pentagon's F16s than it is going to be to take away intrepid American retirees' access to air travel. So don't say you haven't been warned!
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Stillwater is a freelance writer who hates injustice and corruption in any form but especially injustice and corruption paid for by American taxpayers. She has recently published a book entitled, "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket: Helpful Tips For Touring (more...)
 

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