Aviation and climate change
From the BBC’s Bloom
While aviation emissions may seem relatively low now, they are growing faster than any other source of greenhouse gases in the UK. Brits currently take 200 million flights a year but if air travel continues to increase at current rates this will rise to 600 million by 2030. The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research estimates that before 2050, UK aviation emissions could exceed the emissions budget of the whole UK economy, wiping out hard-earned reductions in other areas.
Also see: Airport Watch’s guide on aviation and climate change.