10 Aug '17, 9am

The Impact of Air Travel on Global Warming Could Rise to 25% By 2050

The Impact of Air Travel on Global Warming Could Rise to 25% By 2050

The British Airways terminal at Heathrow Airport According to a recent United Nations report , the global aviation sector could consume as much as 27 percent of the world’s carbon budget by 2050. Even within the most optimistic scenario, airplanes will still be responsible for 12 percent of the world’s carbon emissions mid-century if the world will be able to limit climate change to 1.5°C. The report comes as global aviation and travel organizations, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), have pledged to cap emissions from projected 2020 figures. The IATA says it has pushed its members to contribute to the organization’s goals of improving overall fuel efficiency 1.5 percent annually through the end of this decade; by 2050, IATA says it aims to lower carbon dioxide emissions 50 percent by 2050 from 2005 levels. But the UN’s International Civil Aviati...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/08/report-airlines-consu...

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