25.10.2016 - Aviation to consume half of UKís 1.5C carbon budget by 2050
Aviationís greenhouse gas emissions could consume around half the carbon budget available to the UK in 2050, even if the sectorís emissions growth is constrained. If aviation emissions increase with rising demand for flights, the sector could claim as much as two-thirds of the budget for 1.5C, Carbon Brief analysis of the latest official climate advice shows. The numbers make for awkward reading as the government prepares to approve a new runway at Heathrow, which it says is needed to meet ever-rising demand for air travel.........................................Full Article: Source
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