TITLE

Is Carbon Offset a Feel-Good Fiction?

AUTHOR(S)
Doyle, Kevin
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Conde Nast Traveler;Jul2007, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author examines the contributions of airplanes, which emit carbon dioxide, on global warming. He notes that jet engines produce about 3.5 percent of the world's human-generated carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most responsible for climate change. It is expected that carbon dioxide generated by air travel would double in the next 25 years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has announced that reducing carbon dioxide emissions by half may avert environmental disaster.
ACCESSION #
25513663

 

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