04 Jan '12, 9pm

How the European Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution from Aviation Works

How the European Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution from Aviation Works

Starting January 1, 2012 all aircraft that choose to use European airports have to reduce their carbon pollution that is causing global warming. It is a very simple program that has unfortunately generated opposition from some airlines and countries. But it is a common-sense approach which will spur airlines to invest in solutions that will deploy new aircraft technologies that are already being produced, while reducing global warming pollution from this growing source. Here is how it works. HELPING TO CURB A GROWING SOURCE OF GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTION Aviation now accounts for more carbon pollution than such countries as the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, Mexico, and Australia.** This amount of pollution would make it the 7th largest emitter of carbon pollution from fossil fuel production if it were a country***. Aviation emissions are now the second largest sector r...

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