The UN President, Dr Ali Treki, has taken the unprecedented step of unilaterally stopping all forms of petroleum propelled propulsion in an effort to stem the spread of the planet damaging populous and their polluting by-products.
The petrochemical spill by BP has ceased shipping in an effort to prevent the spill from spoiling sea life, such as squids, cetaceans and other cephalopods, while the Iceland volcano continues to cause chaos, creating ever decreasing aircraft corridors.
Trains and road travel are expected to follow suit due to tectonic tremors being detected in fault lines along major routes.
Dr Treki has advised that the only form of transport left to us is walking, slowly.
"I really can't afford to take any chances" he continued in a low whisper. "We have brought the planet to such a delicate position that the slightest noise could set her off, sshhhh, there could be another volcano or earthquake almost anywhere at anytime" he continued while checking under his desk.
"It is for this reason that all travel has now been cancelled. Business will have to be conducted via the internet, quietly. Sporting fixtures have been cancelled across the globe and even Muslim Muezzins have been requested to keep it down a bit when calling the faithful to prayer, just in case."