Fact of the morning

I woke up this morning and turned on the excellent World Service, where I found out that the impact of the airline industry on global warming is about 3% per year (at the moment) while deforestation accounts for 25%.

Wouldn’t have thought it was this way round given the amount of coverage there’s been on both subjects would you.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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4 Responses to Fact of the morning

  1. Shane says:

    Mind you don’t start sounding like Michael Ryan!

    I think if air travel continues to grow at the rate it is it will become (gasp) 5% of carbon emissions by 2020 or 2050. It is simply an easy target because for many people it is a luxury they could live without. There are far more serious emitters of carbon that should be tackled first and the discussion needs to include nuclear power stations.

  2. Shane says:

    Michael O’Leary not Ryan.

  3. andrewkbrown says:

    Ha, not sure I want to sound like either thanks.

  4. kate says:

    far too much prince charles coverage for my liking. im for trees. look better than him and a more valuable part of any community.

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