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Ethical living: Can I fly with a clear conscience?
I’d like to travel by plane, but it seems iniquitous that air fares are so low. Can you offer me any reasons why I might fly with a clear conscience?
It is time for the aviation industry to pay the ferryman. Hitherto flying has soared above climate change regulation but from 30 April 2013 the EU dictates that it must sign up to emissions trading. In common with other heavily polluting industries, this means putting a cap on CO² emissions for planes arriving or departing from EU airports. Airlines would trade in pollution permits on an aviation carbon market. The theory is that fleets that are low carbon would be rewarded and this would incentivise airlines to invest in eco-friendly fleets.
I presume that an eco-friendly fleet would recycle methane from the toilet straight into the engine. Another possibility is that every tenth flight would simply drop out of the sky. Or maybe they could burn corn instead of sending it to Africa for children to eat?