Airlines 'to halve emissions by 2050' British Airways boss Willie Walsh to announce

Sep 22, 2009 Full story: Telegraph.co.uk

Willie Walsh, the British Airways chief executive, is set to announce an agreement between airlines and airports that will halve emissions by 2050.

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frank miller

United States

#1 Sep 22, 2009
That is so much crap! By the year 2050, thats
40 years from now, as Aircraft orders from Airbus, Boeing to China, the U.S., South America now partners with both China, and the proud Russian reborn State, are already on the planning
scale, and the fleets of curent passenger jets
in a Globalized economy, requiring even more air-business travels, There is no way G.B. that reduced jet engine sizes, endangering the safety
of ever increasing larger capacity civilian/mili-
tary transports, jet engine exhausts emissions
with over 100,000 flights/day, and with increasing demands for air travel, in the next
40 years can help in any way!! Its the HEAT which comes out of these jet engined aircrafts that
is important, not CO2 and water vapor which form harmless carbonic acid, which is readily repre-
cipitated by rains, snow, blizzards, high humidity back to Earth lands and oceans to
be reabsorbed by food producing grasses, trees vegetations, and live excessive fish farming/harvesting rejuvenations!!
Jet fuels, whether from fossil burning aliphatic
kerosene fractions from oil; from coal destructive
distilling reformation into kerosene; from natural gas methane/ethylene polymerization;
or even worse from high heat/Rain forest RAZING
for sugar cane, sacharides fermentations, 153,000,
000 B.t.u.{93,000,000 kilocalories} just to ferment/distill 1000 gallons of fuel grade E-85 ethanol, that's not even ONE PLANE full flight
fuel loading!! G.B. I have a lot of respect for your Chemistry pioneers of the 1800's who first studied carbon dioxide, but now you are betraying your own fantastic civilization discoveries, inventions by equivocating!!
F.M.

F.M.
Earthling

Muro De Alcoy, Spain

#2 Sep 22, 2009
With present technology, the only way to halve airline emissions, is to halve the number of air traffic movements.
frank miller

United States

#3 Sep 22, 2009
You got that right 'Earthling #2!!
F.M.

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