“There is No Planet B”
We live on the only known habitable planet. It is thus not a good idea to make a mess of it.
The VacTrain can help to reduce the Carbon Footprint of Transportation by over 20% (1’000’000’000 tons annually)
Whilst simultaneously improving the Speeds (total travel time) and the Quality of Service for the General Public.
The VacTrain is environmentally friendly, climate neutral and fully sustainable. It does not use exotic materials (Lithium, Cobalt, etc.) and it does not impact the environment negatively during construction or operation. It is expected to draw Traffic away from Short-Haul Aviation and Intercity Highways and this can reduce CO2 Emissions of the transport sector by over 20% or 1’000’000’000 Tons annually (NB: Aviation accounts for 11% / Cars 40% of CO2 Emissions of Transportation). Oil consumption will be reduced in a similar magnitude. Getting passengers on a competitive CO2-Neutral system like the VacTrain is the most effective way to reduce transportation related emissions. In contrast, it makes little sense to pollute the atmosphere and then promise to clean it up with Carbon Capture, CO2 Compensations, Carbon Taxes, so-called Biofuels, etc. These are questionable and it can be proven with some simple Maths and Physics that they cannot possibly resolve the Climate Crisis.
Our systems and technology will be made available to all countries of the world. Immediate global action is necessary and Switzerland is leading the way with SwissMetro-NG (see next page). Initiatives to increase the market-share of Public Transportation as a means to improve Services and reduce CO2 Emissions were already successfully launched in parliament:
Switzerland and most Countries of the world (total 197 parties) have already committed themselves to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (UN-FCCC) and are thus expected to adopt similar legislation and realise corresponding construction projects.
Sustainability and Carbon Neutral ultra-fast Intercity Travel can become a reality sooner rather than later with the VacTrain.