Flight Emissions Are a Big, Hairy Problem

If you traveled in 2019, then you were aboard one of 40 million flights that had departed worldwide—more than 100,000 trips per day (ICAO). That number could explode in the coming years.

A solo airplane flying against a backdrop of the sky
A solo airplane flying against a backdrop of the sky

A personal assessment

A graph of my carbon dioxide emissions related to transportation and residential energy use
A graph of my carbon dioxide emissions related to transportation and residential energy use
Parked airplanes on a runway at an airport
Parked airplanes on a runway at an airport

Aviation emissions will soar

A person looking out the window on an airplane
A person looking out the window on an airplane

What can we do about it now?

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