"Aviation Climate Pollution Flying Under the Radar"

"Climate change pollution from the airline industry is massive. Each plane that takes off emits about the same amount of carbon as 3,500 cars."

"If you've ever sat at an airport, there's a lot of planes coming and going and you start to get the idea of just how much climate pollution the airline industry is responsible for. If no action is taken soon to begin reducing emissions from airplanes, experts say that emissions could quadruple by 2050.

While there is a lot of focus deservedly being put on other large climate polluters like the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline, there will shortly be made some very big decisions about the future of airline emissions. "

Kevin Grandia reports for the Huffington Post August 1, 2013.

Source: Huffington Post, 08/02/2013