26 Dec '15, 1pm

Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worst?)

David Noland 235 views Dec 26, 2015 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Enlarge Photo Eco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.” But it turns out that air travel’s notoriety as a most-wanted carbon criminal is a bum rap. DON'T MISS: Air Travel Gets Greener: Biofuel Route Opens Between NYC & Netherlands (Mar 2013) Passenger jets are in fact significantly more efficient than automobiles, if you measure on a passenger-mile basis. And, if you’re worried about your personal carbon footprint, getting on a plane from New York to LA may actually put less carbon into the air than driving to work tomorrow. Big picture or small Th...

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