Projected aviation growth ‘makes carbon reduction targets almost impossible’, Energy World, November/December 2005, p 7

In UK, a report by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research suggests that even if aviation’s current growth rate is halved, the CO2 cuts required by the rest of economy will far exceed government targets. Aviation is particularly polluting because of the large quantities of fuel burnt at high altitudes, due to falling ticket prices and passenger numbers doubling over 25 years. One of the conclusions states that international aviation and marine emissions must be included in carbon reduction targets.

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