Climate change ‘may curb growth in UK flying’

Posted: May 11, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, government, ideology, News, Travel
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Choking off demand by restricting supply of flights would not be exactly popular with either airlines or would-be passengers. So who is it supposed to be popular with, other than the usual climate-obsessed minority who gladly swallow all the propaganda fed to them? People who want to travel will probably find a way, whether the government or anyone else likes it or not.

Concerns over climate change might restrict the growth of flying in the UK, the government has admitted.

The advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently said the UK’s planned increase in aviation would need to be curbed to restrict CO2, says BBC News.

Now a senior civil servant has told a green group that means ministers may have to review aviation strategy.

The group says climate concern is so high the decision on Heathrow expansion should be brought back to Parliament.

The Department for Transport defended the proposed Heathrow expansion, saying it would “provide a massive economic boost to businesses and communities” across the UK, all at “no cost to the taxpayer and within our environmental obligations”.

Why should the policy change?

It is a crucial time for flying, with policy on aviation right up to 2050 currently out for consultation.

When the government first laid out proposals for increasing aviation, the UK had an overall target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050.

But the CCC recently raised the bar of ambition in recommending that Britain should adopt a target of net zero emissions.

That will mean compensating for any greenhouse gases by either capturing the CO2 and storing it, or planting more trees.

Full report here.
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Could aviation ever be less polluting? – BBC, 10th May

  1. JB says:

    Between AOC and the CCC,the world is choking on idiots. Recently watched a documentary on the monster diesel engines installed in ocean vessels, along with the volume of fuel/lube oil to operate them. Barrels/minute to haul a load of cocoa beans/fruits/produce from Central America to a Gulf port. Cruise and ferry ships in every country with an ocean port. Then throw in the kerosene gulped down at every international airport daily. Then all the gasoline guzzled just to keep the personnel services operational.

    These social engineers in politics have no conception.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Europa League final: Arsenal & Chelsea fans face difficult trip to Baku

    To help the discussion of why two London clubs need to go almost 2,500 miles to Azerbaijan to play against each other, when they are both less than 15km from Wembley, the Reality Check team has been looking into the carbon footprint of those journeys.

    Assuming 12,000 fans use economy class return flights, we’ve tried one carbon calculator that says it’s 5,595 tonnes of CO2, one that says it’s 8,280 tonnes and one that says it’s 13,094 tonnes – 15,600 if you include radiative forcing, which is the extra emissions from flying at high altitude.

    Not sure about those figures, but if the climate miserablists get their way this type of thing is likely to be history.

  3. ivan says:

    Maybe Gummer and his mates on the CCC should be the first to have their houses and businesses powered just by unreliable renewable energy and no backup from the grid. It would also help if we were told just how much that crew and their hangers on will be making out of this ‘advise’, after all we know Gummer has practice with keeping quiet while guzzling at the public trough.

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