Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sun Kings

A pair of Swiss pioneers are gearing up for a 23,000-mile flight around the world fueled only by solar energy.
...Bertrand Piccard, a record-breaking Swiss hot-air balloonist who is, incidentally, a qualified psychiatrist, thinks the crazy thing would be not to try. "What is dangerous," he says, "is to think we can continue consuming petrol at the rate of one million tons per hour without destroying the planet."

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