Airline CO2: Very Big

“Forget everything you’ve heard about airlines and CO2 emissions. The news is much worse than anyone thought.

A recently disclosed report finds that airlines are spewing 20 percent more carbon dioxide into the environment than previously estimated and the amount could hit 1.5 billion tons a year by 2025. That’s far more than even the worst-case predictions laid out by the International Panel on Climate Change. ”

Airline Emissions

“Growth of CO2 emissions on this scale will comfortably outstrip any gains made by improved technology and ensure aviation is an even larger contributor to global warming by 2025 than previously thought,” Jeff Gazzard, a spokesman for the Aviation Environment Federation, the group that uncovered the report…”

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