We are buying a new car at the moment- my current work pattern involves driving a lot of hard miles, and our current car is managing poor fuel economy, high emissions and the car itself is getting rather tired. The next car will do almost double the miles per gallon and be much ‘greener’.
Although these things are all relative.
How much longer will we be so dependent on burning oil?
How long before all these rusting engineering statements of desire and ascendancy be condemned to the scrapheap?
How long before the giant rigs will be just flotsam, bobbing in a slick of their own making?
Two generations perhaps? Three?
I hope that we learn our lessons- let the grand correction commence…