What gamble?

Just what is being ‘gambled’ by the A380 Airbus (Comment, 28 January)?


In so far as it uses public money, it is an abuse — just to put more people into the upper atmosphere and burn more kerosene there.


Surely every pound of public cash should be going into research to combat global warming, not encourage more CO2 into the atmosphere.


This includes the only option likely to provide anything like enough power for the next 50 years and current numbers of mankind: nuclear fission and further into nuclear fusion.


And how to deal safely with nuclear waste, a minute problem compared with the volume of CO2 presently being shoved into the air.


J Gray, Warwicks