06 Aug '11, 9pm

Top Myths about European Effort to Control Aviation Emissions #climatechange #CO2 #unfccc

Top Myths about European Effort to Control Aviation Emissions #climatechange #CO2 #unfccc

Myth #3: By covering emissions that occur over the airspace of other countries the EU program is illegal or asserts a new precedent. These emissions aren't owned by the US. So even if the emissions occured almost completely over the US, claims that these emissions “aren’t under the European jurisdiction” don’t stand up. The European aviation program doesn’t tell an airplane company how to operate its flight outside of Europe. They aren’t saying fly at this speed, using this type of aircraft, and using this fuel. The European program says that if your airline wants to land in our airport it must control the carbon pollution associated with that flight. The carbon pollution from that entire flight is causing global warming As Peter Goldmark from EDF pointed out: “…it's like many American laws that set requirements for aircraft and ships coming in and out U.S. territory. A go...

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