State and local leaders have also made it clear they’re fighting the decision and will continue to fight climate change, with or without federal support. The Climate Mayors Agreement is a commitment between now 8o+ cities including Austin, Palo Alto and San Francisco to ignore Trump’s March executive order that weakened the Clean Power Plan , which would have compelled states to set power plant emissions reductions goals. They want to keep those goals intact. Several of these same cities have jointly signed onto former Mayor Bloomberg’s new plan, which is a coalition of cities, states, and companies who plan on coordinating with the UN directly to come up with carbon emissions targets.
Logistically, some sort of air traffic control system is going to need to be in place if the future is really going to include drone package delivery, medical drones , internet-delivery drones , and, of course, massive police surveillance . The skies are going to get too crowded and it’s too easy for bad actors to use drones for nefarious purposes . Even when people have no ill intent, the remote-controlled devices can cause chaos. Earlier this week , two planes fighting wildfires in Colorado had to prematurely drop their flame-retardant payloads because of drones flying in the area—a screwup that cost the US Forest Service somewhere between $16,000 and $20,000.