Oh, so you've narrowed this down to a problem that is unique to the U.S. ?
Idiots that say that sort of thing and actually mean it.
Yes, I see your point after all.
You are not preaching to the choir. You are just part of a brainwashed generation that demands to have everything you want paid for AND given to you, not only for free, but with zero effort on your part.
Oddly enough, to its credit, it was a liberal, social program that set up the public library system. It was an appeal to social responsibility that "millions of taxpayers" funded research like this. For time immemorial, it has been engrained into societies that the excess of the rich should be allowed to dribble unto the plate of the poor. That farmers should not chase the gleaners from their lands. But liberal philosophy has been hijacked by sloth. You sir are too lazy to show up at the field to glean. You are the modern liberal who sits at home and demands to be serviced. For five measly dollars, you couldn't be bothered to support a researcher on a topic you are so keenly interested in! You probably don't have an online account with your local library, (which is connected to the entire national system). You are a buffoon.
Listen, my conservative brethren, do not misattribute this malady to Liberalism. Liberalism is a worthy attitude, a temper to the steel backbone of good hard working people who reap what they sow. Recognize sloth for what it is. An evil, a sickness, a slow death of spirit. Personally, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Let's assume that you had some sort of battery that could store the same amount of energy as a full airplane fuel tank
New york to San Fransisco 259,840 Kwh (7,000 gallons of jet fuel) equates to about 3,000 Tesla batteries
and was light enough to not cause issues.
with a weight of 3.5 Million pounds.
Such a system wouldn't work for cars
Such a system works very well for cars. What it doesn't work for is airplanes.
Assume what you will. But don't suspend the laws of physics.
Note: this is moderated down automatically, because normally I would have written 2 paragraphs of scathing criticism of ignorant liberal global warming types, rather than typing bits of boring facts that normal people can figure out when they aren't spending time dreaming about what other people should do.
Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.