Well, Earth ain’t no virgin, anyway. Submission time is over, and I didn’t get the memo on Sir Richard Branson’s earth challenge and reward of
US$25 million for whoever can demonstrate to the judges’ satisfaction a commercially viable design which results in the net removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases so as to contribute materially to the stability of the Earth’s climate system.
Still, I have the solution, if they want to open this back up and give me $25 million. Here it is: school buses. School bus use is like tent poles: high in the morning, zero during the day, and then high in the afternoon, and then zero after that. All we have to do is put those school buses on the road, criss-crossing everywhere.
OK, maybe an upgrade here and there, and more maintenance, and slight alterations in work-day hours; but the idea is clear. We can get more people on buses if these buses are running around everywhere, picking up everyone and anyone. The buses are already out there.