EcoEmails

This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at muffinkimber@gmail.com

Tango Flight December 12, 2007

Filed under: Travel — ecoemails @ 12:19 pm
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Some Airline will fly further to avoid higher fees as some flight routes have congestion charges…
Planes will fly an extra 100-mile (extra 3 tonnes CO2) for an average saving of £99 per flight!!!

Story bellow if you want to know more:
** Extra fuel burnt in air fee dodge **
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/england/7124021.stm >
If we (the west) do not lead by example – flying 100 miles more just to save less than £1 per passenger how can we ever convince countries like China and India to curb their emissions?

I know airlines have to make money – but the Polluter also should to pay – it is the only way companies can internalise their pollution externalities
And not taxing airline fuel and then letting them pollute more to save money – that is a twisted logic and the crux of the world’s problem.

ba

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