Which one flight per year will you take?
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21 August 07
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flight per year will you take?
Are you ready for rationing?
Will you fly to your mother's funeral? Or will you go to your sister's
wedding? How will you feel, when some pinched-faced bureaucrat in
Brussels snarls that you can't take your kids on that long-awaited
vacation in Disneyland ... while your neighbor flies off to Switzerland
to pose naked in front of a glacier?
Aug 07 - For the hundreds of climate-change activists who have camped
out near Heathrow Airport for the past week, there is only one way to
reduce the carbon footprint of aircraft: Stop
flying so much.
is a luxury we can live without," said a protester named
growing body of opinion is arguing for efforts to manage demand for air
travel. Experts point to several options.
alternative is direct taxation. John Stewart, chairman of AirportWatch,
a British movement opposed to aviation growth, said that without a
radical price change, it will be impossible to change the mind-set of a
generation that thinks little of hopping cheap flights for weekend
pursuits. Stewart argues that the only way to change behavior is to hit
it's not only about leisure travel. Business travel makes up, by some
estimates, 40 to 50 percent of all air travel. One element of the
British OMEGA project is a study that looks at how business can reduce
its aviation carbon footprint.
experts think similar personal carbon budgets — rationing —
may be the solution.
too late for voluntary mechanisms,"
entire article, entitled “Must we quit flying to save the planet?”
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