✈ Flying Climate Fraud Quotes ✈

June 24, 1986, NYT:


“In an interesting analogy, we learn from the writer-producer Richard Broad, of Boston’s public-television station WGBH, that a single trans-Atlantic flight consumes all the energy that an acre of forest produces in 100 years.”

September 21, 2006, theguardian:

✈ On the flightpath to Global Meltdown by George Monbiot

“According to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, the carbon emissions per passenger mile “for a fully loaded cruising airliner are comparable to a passenger car carrying three or four people”

On a return flight from London to New York, every passenger produces roughly 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide: the very quantity we will each be entitled to emit in a year once the necessary cut in emissions has been made.”

 September 9, 2010, theguardian:

✈ The surprisingly complex truth about planes and climate change

… one transatlantic flight can add as much to your carbon footprint as a typical year’s worth of driving.

June 13, 2013, quartz.com:

✈ Why flying first class increases your carbon footprint by six times

“The World Bank has published a new working paper (PDF) that shows how passengers in premium airline classes create more of the C02 that leads to global warming.”

December 3, 2014, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: Key Events 

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Marriott Marquis Salon

✈ Warmer Climate Threatens Airplane Takeoffs

“Hot weather can reduce lift, forcing airlines to offload cargo and passengers, eating into their bottom line.”

May 30, 2015, theguardian:

✈ France defends ‘imperfect’ fossil fuel sponsors for Paris climate summit

“French climate official says sponsorship of UN climate conference by EDF, Air France, and other big carbon emitters was needed for financial reasons”

June 4, 2015, slate: By  Eric Holthaus

✈ Just Plane Wrong

“To be clear: Flying is a luxury. Just 5 percent of the world’s population has ever set foot on an airplane.

In 2013 my wife and I decided to stop flying for good in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint.

recent study showed that a $1,000 flight from Chicago to London would need to go up in price only $14 per year to curb demand enough to reduce emissions. Another recent analysis said that demand management—reducing the total number of flights—is necessary to keep climate change to a rise of no more than 2 degrees Celsius.”

July 13, 2015, via wuwt:July 13, 2015, via wuwt:

✈ Wild claim: air travel emitted CO2 affects climate, El Niño

Air travel and climate: A potential new feedback?

“A new study by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Wisconsin Madison found a connection between climate and airline flight times, suggesting a feedback loop could exist between the carbon emissions of airplanes and our changing climate. The study was published in this week’s Nature Climate Change”

September 11, 2015, theconversation:

✈ How strong are the world’s new climate targets? Here are four things to consider

“A return flight from Sydney to Perth per-person emits about one tonne of CO2, of which 400 kg will still remain in the atmosphere after 100 years, and about 200 kg will still be airborne in 1,000 years.”                                                         – Pep Candell, Executive director, Global Carbon Project at CSIRO

December 4, 2015, theconversation:

✈ Discussing the ‘success’ of limiting aviation emissions is just hot air

If the aviation industry was a country, it would be ranked seventh in the world for carbon emissions, between Germany and South Korea.