Monday, October 25, 2010

Biofuels for the Manifest Destiny Crowd

How special is aviation in America? The federal government through the USDA is working on a plan, subsidized by the US taxpayer to create biofuels for the aviation industry. ‘Farm to Fly’ is the supporting lymric. Biofuels have been largely discredited for various reasons, not the least is the intensive use of petro fuels and chemicals to produce this misnamed product.

Recently we saw the beginnings of food riots in Mexico and other countries when a similar biofuels effort drove up the cost of corn. Wait until starving people realize the limited availability of food is caused by the production of aviation fuel for privileged members of the manifest destiny crowd.

Other issues to consider? How about the increase in petro chemicals into our water sheds thus increasing the impact of a growing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists say the farming areas of the mid west are headed to a resurgent dust bowl of unprecedented magnitude. At least us chosen people will be able to fly into the dusty sunset.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Again, Aircraft Noise Associated with Mortality

Once again a medical study has shown that aircraft noise causes serious health problems. As aviation noise becomes louder the incident of heart attack increases.

In science speak the conclusion indicates:

Aircraft noise was associated with mortality from myocardial infarction, with a dose-response relationship for level and duration of exposure. The association does not appear to be explained by exposure to particulate matter air pollution, education, or socioeconomic status of the municipality.

The complete study results can be found here:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

‘If you fly you destroy other people’s lives.’

George Monbiot in his book ‘HEAT’ discusses the various issues related to reversing global climate change. One chapter is dedicated to aviation. Monbiot covers the significant issues related to aviation and summarizes his findings with the following statement;

‘If you fly you destroy other people’s lives.’

Read his book and visit for additional subjects.