On a wing and a prayer: Tackling aviation's ticking carbon time bomb

For the industry, growth is good. But this means more C02 emissions. Are biofuels and carbon offsetting the answer?

This is the season for flying. Many of us get on flights during the Christmas-New Year period or Chinese New Year. And we give the environmental consequences hardly any thought. Most of us certainly don't feel ashamed.

Not so in Europe. The phenomenon of "flight shaming" has been attributed to a drop in passengers in Sweden and Germany and an increase in train travel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline 'On a wing and a prayer: Tackling aviation's ticking carbon time bomb'. Print Edition | Subscribe