To the editor,
The recent demise of the
Physics dictates fuel efficiency, and it is the steel on steel wheels of trains, trolleys, trams, street cars or anything running on rail, that makes them so exponentially more fuel efficient than anything running with rubber on asphalt or in the air. And it is the quality of scale, where a single train can easily move a thousand people very comfortably. In addition to the fuel savings, trains are also a much nicer way to travel, with room to move around if annoyances creep up in one area or another.
I know well about train travel: I have traveled well more than a hundred
thousand miles through the
Above all, it is the climate crisis that must mobilize
Having just finished the second edition of my second book, Arctic
Melting: How Climate Change is Destroying One of the World’s Largest
Wilderness Areas, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of solving the
climate crisis. Instead, another 57
million state taxpayer dollars were just lost in subsidizing Skybus by
We must demand action from politicians at all levels.
We can no longer move by any political deadlines: we must move by
nature’s deadline. The masses and
media do not understand the seriousness of the climate crisis.
Predictions of the speed of change have increased seven fold since just
one year ago because of last summers melt in the Arctic, and
Kister is the author of Arctic Quest: Odyssey Through a Threatened Wilderness; Arctic Melting: How Climate Change is Destroying One of the World’s Largest Wilderness Areas; and Against All Odds: The Struggle to Save The Ridges. Kister is also the Producer of the 2006 film Caribou People.