Could modernised versions of airships return ?

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Aviation in its current form is not sustainable. The emissions associated with it are staggeringly high compared to the number of people or goods it can carry. The only argument for large (passenger) transport planes is speed, and of course the lack of alternatives. However, the return of airships, which flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, could provide a sustainable and stylish answer to the latter challenge.