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A THREAD ABOUT AVIATION AND CARBON OFFSETTING
The aviation industry claims that its growing emissions are sustainable with the use of carbon offsetting, a view often shared by eco-conscious frequent flyers. So why should people stop flying when they can offset instead? …
… The short answer is that offsetting merely swaps action in developed countries for action in developing countries when BOTH are urgently needed to prevent climate breakdown. (A longer answer can be found in this @FOE report: friendsoftheearth.uk/sites/default/…) …
…In addition to this, many offsetting schemes simply don’t deliver emission reductions. A 2017 EU study showed that a whopping 85% of the offset projects used by the EU under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism failed to reduce emissions…
transportenvironment.org/news/85-offset…
Via @transenv
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A thread about THE IMPACT OF AVIATION EMISSIONS ON OUR CHILDREN inspired by @inter_gen’s 2012 ‘Flying in the Face of Fairness’ report.
if.org.uk/wp-content/upl…
Those of us who are parents do what we can to give our children the best possible start in life…
… For many parents, this will include taking our children to see the world. Travel broadens the mind, but air travel does so at the expense of those less fortunate than the traveller and is helping to destroy the world we are taking our children to see…
telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment…
… Flying abroad for a single holiday can wipe out all the other emissions-reducing measures a family may have adopted to help prevent climate breakdown and more than double the size of their household carbon footprint …
(calculations here: dropbox.com/s/awy663tofy3g…)
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A THREAD ON AVIATION & #ClimateBreakdown
Climate scientists & environmentalists have been highlighting the huge impact flying has on an individual's carbon footprint for decades, but the message hasn't sunk in, particularly with us Brits, who fly more than any other nation …
… A 2010 study carried out by the University of Surrey identified a sense of entitlement with regard to holiday travel. Even people willing to make eco-friendly adjustments at home are not willing to change air travel patterns …
scienceline.org/2016/04/too-mu…
… According to the British Social Attitudes Survey 2017, although 84% of Brits accept that man-made climate change is happening, the Brits unwilling to reduce flying to stop climate change outnumber those of us who are willing …
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
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