Tuesday, March 06, 2007

$25 Million Prize - for First Green Trans Oceanic Airplane

Airline tycoon, Richard Branson, announced on Feb. 25, 2007 a $25 million prize for the first person to come up with a way of reducing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in the battle to beat global warming. This is the world's first deliberate attempt at planetary engineering. Today, I found similar news through LoudLaunch – An anonymous group of earth-wealthy in Europe and the U.S., LegalLock, offered $25 million to the first continent-and-ocean-crossing passenger-airline, fully pollution free in the air and on the ground, before 2021. I did a Google search, but I didn’t find anything related. Since it is a good intent to resolve global warming and the prize would spur innovative and creative thought to save mankind from self-destruction, I still decided to blog about this news release. Funded by LegalLock, the award will be administered by Robinson Joyce, its president. Mr. Joyce believes that “Jet travel is a serious risk to the planet” and airline companies should “find a new technology and a new business model that looks to the long term”. LegalLock is offering the prize to “the first airline that doesn’t fly on hot air and can demonstrate that it lives by the principle it promotes rather than the promotions it principles”. If this prize is not collected, then it will be used toward punishing polluters collectively. For more details, please visit their website.

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