WHessay4_transportation

WHessay4_transportat - He would rather have the ferry and train companies expand than the air transportation industry to minimize impact on the

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Anthony Petrillo World History 4 September 26, 2010 An airline in Ireland is growing. The Chief Executive Officer of this airline, Michael O’Leary, is not concerned that air travel could harm the environment. The Author of this Article, James Nix, is very concerned. He argues that land travel is a much better form of transportation. I personally think that although Nix has a valid argument, air travel is still very much necessary. O’Leary is just doing what any normal businessperson would do. The public demands a larger air travel industry, and he is providing what the public wants. Nix tells us about a recent study that shows that air travel is 50% more damaging to the environment than land travel. He says that it is better to travel using boats and trains. Even though taking the ferry and the train is not as fast as taking a plane, he says that you can use the time to rest. If you have work to do, you can use your laptop on the train or the ferry.
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Unformatted text preview: He would rather have the ferry and train companies expand than the air transportation industry to minimize impact on the environment. I do agree that we need to take care of our environment; however, in a place like Ireland, you do need air transportation. They are on an island, and although you can travel to some places by boat, train and car, air transportation cannot be completely replaced. Instead of finding alternatives to air transportation, maybe we could try to find ways to make air transportation more environmentally friendly. I also do think that O’Leary should be more concerned, but it is not really his fault that more is not being done to minimize environmental impact. The government should be the ones taking steps to make transportation more environmentally friendly, creating new policies and laws to help keep the Earth a nice place for future generations to live....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Benedictine IL.

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