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Last updated on June 24th, 2017 at 01:31 pm
My “expert” art teacher was saying much the same thing in 1975:
Car travel must be cut by at least 80 per cent, road construction halted and public transport boosted if Australia is to have any hope of meeting carbon emission targets to avoid dangerous climate change, Monash University energy experts warn.
At what point does one surrender “expert” status?
The warnings come from Associate Professor Damon Honnery and Dr Patrick Moriarty …
“The car is doomed,” Associate Professor Honnery says. “Ultimately, we are going to have to move to a decentralised society where most people need to travel far less. People are going to have to fundamentally change the way they think about travel and make much more use of non-motorised travel such as cycling and walking.”
So … no new roads, living in a “decentralised society”, walking around like idiots. This’ll be all the talk tomorrow around the village well.
Dr Moriarty said big reductions in air travel were also needed. “An overseas trip might become a once in a life time experience rather than an annual event,” he said.
UPDATE. Road and Track’s review of the excellent Bullitt Mustang is a sturdy antidote to this anticar gibberish:
Ford has the right recipe with the Bullitt in a time when our James Bond can’t drive a stick. Long live the Bullitt and those who can drive.