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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Frequent-flying "super emitters" who represent just 1% of the world's population caused half of aviation's carbon emissions in 2018, according to a study. Only 11% of the world's population took a flight in 2018 and 4% flew abroad. US air passengers have by far the biggest carbon footprint among rich countries. Its aviation emissions are bigger than the next 10 countries combined, including the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia, the study reports.

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Global aviation's contribution to the climate crisis was growing fast before the Covid-19 pandemic, with emissions jumping by 32% from 2013-18. Flight numbers in 2020 have fallen by half but the industry expects to return to previous levels by 2024.

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Ban airplanes,nuclear weapons,and dark money.

Green new deal baby,that's what I'm talking about.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-11-18 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are they talking about farters on planes? If so, I am sorry.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-11-19 01:24 AM | Reply

"US air passengers have by far the biggest carbon footprint among rich countries. Its aviation emissions are bigger than the next 10 countries combined"

That's because of the East Coasters and West Coasters flying back and forth from coast to coast and over seas.

#3 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2020-11-19 09:11 AM | Reply

I'm an aviator by trade. I once calculated that a B-52 flying a six hour sortie would burn more JP-8 (which is essentially Diesel) than a farm truck would if it went through 35 gallons a week for ten years.

But the article is little more than a left-wing attempt at classism. Marx would be proud. So would AOC. Most international flights carry both passengers and cargo. In fact, some low cost carriers are actually focused on cargo, with passengers being a secondary market. This is why you can fly on RyanAir from Frankfurt, Germany to Chania, Greece for under $100 per person, round trip. It only gets expensive when you take luggage, because that means less cargo. It's also why RyanAir is still running many of it's flights in the middle of a pandemic.

If you wanted to set the world back by a century, banning aircraft would be a great first step.

#4 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-11-19 02:06 PM | Reply

"That's because of the East Coasters and West Coasters flying back and forth from coast to coast and over seas."

It's the size of the country. Air travel is the only practical way to get from one side to the other in a reasonable amount of time. You can get around most of western Europe by train in one travel day. It would take you numerous travel days to go from New York City to Los Angeles by train, even if they were running some sort of ICE version. It's just not practical.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-11-19 02:09 PM | Reply

I thought this was an article about people floating air biscuits on airplanes

#6 | Posted by Jasper at 2020-11-21 08:03 AM | Reply

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