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Living Without Oil by Rob Creemers, Adjiedj Bakas

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Megatrend V

Towards increasing pressure on the aviation sector

Currently, global flights account for around 2% to 3% of total CO2 emissions. Planes emit a range of other gases as well, some of which contribute to global warming while others have a cooling effect. Greenhouse gases released at high altitude are more harmful to the environment than those released closer to the earth. According to IPCC, the climate institute of the United Nations, the negative environmental effect of flying is 2.7 times greater than the actual CO2 emissions. In his book Heat, George Monbiot claims that the continually expanding aviation industry overshadows the energy ...

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