Was reading this article and thought it would make an interesting discussion:
So, do you think they can do it? Partly this seems like the professor’s comments about steam engines are correct in that time frame, but partly it seems pretty ambitious to set a drop dead date like this for all gas and diesel engines. I tend to think that we will have a paradigm shift before this, but that it might take time to sort out the market between the next system and the current one.
I thought this was interesting:
:eek: That’s a lot of deaths, especially in London alone. I wonder where they are getting the stats for that. I guess I didn’t realize London was still having this issue…when I’ve visited in the past the city LOOKS a lot cleaner than it did when I visited in the 70’s.
At any rate, for debate is do you think they can do it and is this a good idea to set a goal like this even though a viable and scalable alternative doesn’t exist…yet? Will this potentially drive such a change, or will this end up hurting more than it helps?