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Aircraft Pollution

Pollutants from more than five million civil and nearly 2,800 military flights each year are destroying Earth’s protective ozone layer and stealing blue skies, while accounting for more than 10% of global greenhouse warming.

But wait. Isn’t wild weather happening everywhere? And isn’t jet travel responsible for significant global warming? Aren’t sky-high aircraft emissions destroying the ozone layer? What about the effects of radiation exposure and lack of oxygen on humans as captive as astronauts on long haul flights? Is zooming through thin air more than two miles above the Earth worth the risk to planet and passengers? Or should we be booking with passenger-accommodating freighters, taking the train, or staying home instead?


More than 4% of all CO2 emissions are emitted by high-flying aircraft.


What can you do?
Reduce usage of aircraft by using other methods of transport
Support world peace as wars can be avoided and usage of fighter jets can be reducedSpread the word We all play a role…