I recently heard a Chinese University Professor giving his rather idiosyncratic views on how to save the planet.
Firstly he suggested 'Meat Patches'. Similar to Nicotine Patches, they would slowly wean people off eating meat, which, he thought, was one of the major causes of world pollution and its eventual destruction.
Secondly he thought we should all be encouraged to be smaller. He suggested that only small people should be encouraged to have children, in an attempt to reduce the average size of a human being by one third. This would mean one third less food production, one third less wear and tear generally, and one third less cost of just about everything.
As much as I admire this Chinese gentleman's logic, I would like to throw one more idea into the ring. I would like to see people living closer to where they work. There seems to be far too much criss-crossing of the workforce. i.e. Those who live in London work in Manchester, and those who live in Manchester work in London. It seems to happen all the time.
Above is a photo of Platform 1 at Euston (London), showing some of the commuters as they queue for the early train for Manchester!