Dirty Aviation’s Melting the Arctic: Researchers Find a Mind-Blowingly Cheap Solution – December 21, 2012
Simply rerouting plane flights around the Arctic will delay sea ice melt and prevent up to 2 percent of global warming, say researchers
Arctic sea ice is at an all-time recorded low in 2012, and dirty aviation plays a part. But new research shows that simply rerouting plane flights around the Arctic will delay Arctic sea ice melt, prevent 1.75 to 2 percent of global warming, and have a 50-fold return on investment in the US alone. Will governments and airlines listen?
Image by NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
by: Anirvan Chatterjee