(FR) Reduce air travel to aid environment, report says September 22, 2005 6:48 AM
Bloomberg News, Agence France-Presse, AFX, The Associated PressWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2005
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Reduce air travel to aid environment, report says
Britain should drastically reduce the growth of air travel to bring greenhouse gas emissions within levels that will avoid dangerous climate change, a report by leading environmental scientists said Wednesday.
The government says it wants to cut carbon dioxide emissions to 60 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. But the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, which includes scientists from universities across Britain, said that target was incompatible with the current expansion rate of the aviation industry.
"If aviation continues to grow at its current rate, then it won't be possible to meet the 60 percent targets unless we all massively reduce our consumption of energy in other ways," said Simon Shackley of the Tyndall Center. (AP)