There just are not enough hectares on the planet to generate the biofules necessary to run the present system as it stands with so many car owners, and all of the white products that the west has just takes the whole sorry ideal out of the reach of the slow production methods of present day farming. The food and product transportation will become absolutely essential in the early days of the change over, and this will need fuel management the likes of which this world has never seen before. Private transportation should all become hydrogen, chip fat, and electric driven and if the small fart in a tea cup ever gets better production even methane. All transportation and distribution mediums should be the sole recipients of mass biofules.
When either rationing or the world pricing structure has their inevitable effect of killing the private automotive industry, this is one of the first hurdles that we will have to face. Roads will still need to be maintained if goods distribution is kept on the ground. We could now build barrage balloons/dirigibles resurrect canals for transportation with modern materials and knowledge this isn’t as far fetched as it might seem. Hopefully these will be electric assisted using solar and wind power and as they could use wind power as a perpetual top up. I wonder when the dead heads will start to use generation devices that utilise the fly wheel or gyroscopic action, coupled with a gear system this could reduce the strain on hand cranking, to enhance regeneration.
Then the powers that be will have to start to stock pile reserves before the handover to ensure that everything is taken care of. A system of just in time management will have to be designed against for this sort of last gasp delivering is just a price hiking tool used by industry to over inflate its costs.
Commercial flights will have to move over to the gas bag technologies or learn to incorporate the three forms of lift flight in one craft.
There is a view that when Britain is suffering hardship the community that has drifted starts to reform under the shared deprivation. The idea that we have never had it so good is fast becoming a thing of the past. The unexpected by products of the present world shortages and price wars is that Britain’s obesity problems will soon become a thing of the past, fuel prices will make commuting to work a public affair once again and the train and public transportation networks will become the only way for the lowest paid to get to work and have a break. Flying will again become downsized as the numbers are first of all priced out of the privilege, fuel will be for the delivery methods only, and baggage will become a single hand held bag as industries use baggage holds as short flight small cargo delivery to subsidise income.
The strangest sight we may see is in the early days is large cargo haulage done by means of teams of horses pulling barrage balloons carrying heavy loads suspended just a few feet of the ground as they are pulled from destination to destination along practically unused motorways. If this sort of thing ever shows up in the early days it will just prove that we were not prepared and this drastic means is a last resort when you consider the advantages of an electric vehicle could pull long trains of these suspended weights and at a faster pace than any team of horses could. It would require a method of circumnavigating the flyovers and overpasses that exist at this time, the headroom is not enough to clear the bridges. But if we could devise locks for barges I am sure the clever will find a means to keeping the traffic flowing.
It has never ceased to amaze us that what this government wants it never veers from course and will find ways of circumnavigating negative public opinion to dictate its will. So be warned before they start their next round of campaigns to soften ingrained attitudes to nuclear provision. The argument still remains the same, when they clean up production processes to produce negative waste methods we can talk about it again, until then tighten the rains on all development to include waste management and processing and clean up production methods to provide no waste.
When science and governments prove to us that they can organise the proverbial piss up in the brewery then we just might let them progress onto bigger things. Untill then you will forgive us if we still just judge you on your previous shoddy records, and don’t think hiding behind a different coloured badge will save you.
Baby steps first and no panic measures just to keep this plodding monstrosity that is society from collapsing under the strains of an overburdened and poorly maintained infrastructure, let us all take the weight and be prepared to make changes and sacrifices for the greater good. When we are working as one, and when we have a true majority elected by a fair, proportional representation system, that actually takes into account the no votes. Then one day we might just be grown up enough to handle the big power debate.