Friday, July 31, 2015

U.S. and Europe battle over aviation emissions

Remember when global climate change was a big issue? Today, we read so much less about it, and so many people have been led to believe it's not a problem, you wonder if the world has started getting colder again. Hmmmm .... Here's a place to start the debate again: What effect does air travel have on the climate? It isn't surprising that there is sharp disagreement between European regulators and others, includuing U.S. and Chinese airlines, over a carbon-emissions trading system (or scheme in European English) that the EU plans to implement in 2012. Read what the dispute is about here ....

U.S. and Europe battle over aviation emissions

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Remember when global climate change was a big issue? Today, we read so much less about it, and so many people have been led to believe it's not a problem, you wonder if the world has started getting colder again. Hmmmm .... Here's a place to start the debate again: What effect does air travel have on the climate? It isn't surprising that there is sharp disagreement between European regulators and others, includuing U.S. and Chinese airlines, over a carbon-emissions trading system (or scheme in European English) that the EU plans to implement in 2012. Read what the dispute is about here ....

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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