Ongoing emissions from…
… demand growth
• Frequent Flyer programmes incentivise climate destruction
• Climate ‘stigma’ smudges gleaming image of private jets
… infrastructure growth
• No end in sight for South Korea’s aviation emissions
… the Net Zero 2050 target
• Climate scientists: Net zero concept is a dangerous trap
• Climate change: Will I still be able to fly in a net zero world?
• U.S. weighs 2050 target in bid to wean airlines off fossil fuels
… greenwashed fuels and engines
‘SUSTAINABLE’ AVIATION FUELS
The aviation industry uses marketing greenwash and accounting tricks to mislead you into thinking that actual flight emissions from ‘Sustainable’ Aviation Fuel (SAF) are a fraction of those from fossil jet fuel. A jet never burns pure SAF, so a common 50:50 blend with fossil jet fuel doubles claimed emissions. And actual flight CO2 emissions are additionally more than claimed, by the amount of CO2 drawn down in making the fuel. Furthermore SAF still creates non-CO2 emissions twice as warming as actual flight CO2 emissions.
• Sustainable Aviation Fuels aren’t sustainable, not yet at least
• Sustainable Aero Lab disqualifies “Greenwash” investments
• Airlines commit to reducing carbon emissions, but challenges stand in the way
Burning hydrogen fuel still creates non-CO2 emissions twice as warming as avoided flight CO2 emissions, and generating enough CO2 emissions-free hydrogen will use more than all the renewable electricity currently generated.
• Creating zero-emission aviation with hydrogen and electric power
• Biden-backed ‘blue’ hydrogen may pollute more than coal, study finds
• Study finds blue hydrogen worse than gas or coal
When all sectors need to reduce their emissions to zero, the aviation industry buys/offsets the reductions of others in order to grow its own emissions.
• ‘Carbon’ in forest carbon projects: Evidence from India
Stopping emissions by
… demand reduction
FLIGHT FREE PLEDGING
• Will I ever be able to fly again without feeling guilty?
• Europe’s flight-shame movement has travelers taking trains to save the planet
… net negative emissions
• Progress too slow toward carbon net-negative goal to avert catastrophe