Air Transport World

Greener days ahead.(EDITORIAL)(Editorial)

What do airlines and personal computers have in common? Well, it turns out that both are equally bad for the environment. According to a study cited in the Belfast Telegraph, the information technology industry generates around 2% of C[O.sub.2] emissions worldwide or about the same as commercial aviation (1.6%). Perhaps now Greenpeace, which has criticized "binge traveling" (see Odds & Ends, p. 128), will go after "binge downloading" and "binge traveling" and the harm these 21st century practices ostensibly are doing to the environment.

Joking aside, as anxiety over human-caused global warming continues to build, we expect to learn that virtually every human activity generates 1%-2% of C[O. …

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