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Author: telegraph Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 744957  
Subject: Air travelers - carbon 'sinners'. Date: 1/28/2013 10:21 AM
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Now, with President Obama’s promise in his Inaugural Address that dealing with climate change is part of his second-term agenda, all eyes are on the United States. The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization is convening a multinational meeting in September on the airlines issue, one of the thorniest in climate change.

For many people reading this, air travel is their most serious environmental sin. One round-trip flight from New York to Europe or to San Francisco creates about 2 or 3 tons of carbon dioxide per person. The average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide a year; the average European, 10.

So if you take five long flights a year, they may well account for three-quarters of the emissions you create. And for people like Al Gore or Richard Branson who crisscross the world, often by private jet, proclaiming their devotion to the environment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/sunday-review/the-biggest-...


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I think all liberals should immediately be charged $100 per flight segment for 'carbon six tax'. Liberals should pay $250 per cruise as a 'carbon six tax', and should not be allowed to drive a car weighing more than 2100 lbs, and only one of them, not have a boat, yacht, private plane, or gas powered lawn mower.......Let them set the example by doing. We'd register all liberals in a database so we could tax them appropriately

Anyone working for the NY Times should pay double, or triple, just to show their 'dedication'.

A NYT article, of course..as you note....

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