February 25, 2012 Leave a comment
The aviation industry accounts for about 3.5% of the world’s human-caused global warming. May not sound like a lot, but it’s equivalent to the entire United Kingdom. If the UK suddenly announced it would reduce its emissions by 46% by the year 2020, environmentalists would be pretty damn thrilled.
And so they were when the EU announced it was incorporating aviation into its Emissions Trading Scheme — with a gradually declining cap on airline emissions that would cut their CO2 output by … 46% by 2020. Europe, which seemingly can’t agree on anything these days, had agreed on this pretty substantial move.
But not everyone’s agreeing. Read more of this post