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Transport By Airships: Back To The Future With Zeppelins

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We all read about climate change. Perhaps it is going faster than we thought, and there is no way back. How can we slow it down? We need adjustments in our daily habits, for example, travelling by car, reconsider our diets and other options to reduce co2-emissions. In a newly published research paper, Austrian scientists are willing to opt for a romantic flight of fancy. Do you know what they mean?

Transport By Airships: Bring Them Back

Back from the past is this flying object: the zeppelin, named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Almost a century after the Hindenburg disaster (1937, the last time an airship this big is seen), the flying object makes a new appearance. Well, only if Julian Hunt, the lead author of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, has his way. Hunt proposes replacing maritime traffic with zeppelins. This way, you avoid pollutants and tainted ecosystems in oceans. "We could have a sky filled with gently sailing, non-polluting zeppelins", according to Hunt.

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People who take global warming seriously, are trying the best they can to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. A research team calculated that a zeppelin could transport 20,000 ton around the world, dropping off cargo and returning to base in only sixteen days. That is way faster, less complex and less polluting than any seagoing vessel.



                                              Transport By Airships: Back To The Future With Zeppelins
                                                     Farmers Airship Zeppelin, San Francisco Tour

Are There Any Airships Left?

We do not use Airships quite often, but sometimes zeppelins are being used to shoot films, to advertise for significant events. People in Germany, the United States, and even in the Netherlands are working on the reappearance of the airship.

Zeppelin above building

Back To The Future With Zeppelins! Where Are They?

There are a few obstacles. The United States prohibits hydrogen airships since 1922. Hydrogen is the primary source of buoyant for airships, but it is flammable — a little reminder to the horrific disaster with the zeppelin in 1937 where 36 people were killed.
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A lot of people flew with the airships back then, but within a few minutes, the era of the passenger airship came to an end with the Hindenburg disaster. But, something more subtle, but way scarier is approaching us. Climate change! We have to deal with it. We cannot drive around it, we cannot sail around it, but who knows, soon, we can fly over it in a romantic flight of fancy.

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Skip Brolund - 9 WEEKS AGO
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Love the airships, but wish you wouldn’t push the climate change hoax in your ad, it’s not helping you
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Hans - 9 WEEKS AGO
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Dear Skip, thanks for your comment. WhatsOrb publishes articles about both sides if it is about climate change. There are many reasons and factors what makes the climate and the climate to change. History shows it has always been changing. The influence of humanity on the current climate is indeed difficult to tell. We can assume that all life - plants, animals, humans - but also - volcanoes, oceans (water evaporation), forests, albedo effect, etc and our planets cycle around the sun, it's wobbling and tilt, etc makes our climate and on the short-term our weather.

CO2 is for some plants beneficial but rising CO2’s effect on crops could also harm human health. When you grow food at elevated CO2 levels in fields, it becomes less nutritious. Food crops lose significant amounts of iron and zinc—and grains also lose protein. Atmospheric CO2 levels predicted for mid-century—around 550 parts per million—could make food crops lose enough of those key nutrients to cause a protein deficiency in an estimated 150 million people and a zinc deficit in an additional 150 million to 200 million. (Both of those figures are in addition to the number of people who already have such a shortfall.) A total of 1.4 billion women of child-bearing age and young children who live in countries with a high prevalence of anemia would lose more than 3.8 percent of their dietary iron at such CO2 levels.

So if CO2 has no influence on our climate it is still a necessity for our food production to keep it under a certain level.

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Transport By Airships: Back To The Future With Zeppelins

We all read about climate change. Perhaps it is going faster than we thought, and there is no way back. How can we slow it down? We need adjustments in our daily habits, for example, travelling by car, reconsider our diets and other options to reduce co2-emissions. In a newly published research paper, Austrian scientists are willing to opt for a romantic flight of fancy. Do you know what they mean? Transport By Airships: Bring Them Back Back from the past is this flying object: the zeppelin, named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Almost a century after the Hindenburg disaster (1937, the last time an airship this big is seen), the flying object makes a new appearance. Well, only if Julian Hunt, the lead author of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, has his way. Hunt proposes replacing maritime traffic with zeppelins. This way, you avoid pollutants and tainted ecosystems in oceans. "We could have a sky filled with gently sailing, non-polluting zeppelins", according to Hunt. Recommended:  Hydrogen Energy Used To Fly A Drone: Sydney, Australia People who take global warming seriously, are trying the best they can to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. A research team calculated that a zeppelin could transport 20,000 ton around the world, dropping off cargo and returning to base in only sixteen days. That is way faster, less complex and less polluting than any seagoing vessel. {youtube}                                               Transport By Airships: Back To The Future With Zeppelins                                                      Farmers Airship Zeppelin, San Francisco Tour Are There Any Airships Left? We do not use Airships quite often, but sometimes zeppelins are being used to shoot films, to advertise for significant events. People in Germany, the United States, and even in the Netherlands are working on the reappearance of the airship. Back To The Future With Zeppelins! Where Are They? There are a few obstacles. The United States prohibits hydrogen airships since 1922. Hydrogen is the primary source of buoyant for airships, but it is flammable — a little reminder to the horrific disaster with the zeppelin in 1937 where 36 people were killed. A lot of people flew with the airships back then, but within a few minutes, the era of the passenger airship came to an end with the Hindenburg disaster. But, something more subtle, but way scarier is approaching us. Climate change! We have to deal with it. We cannot drive around it, we cannot sail around it, but who knows, soon, we can fly over it in a romantic flight of fancy. Before you go! Recommended:  Facebook Solar Planes For Network Internet Connectivity Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day.
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