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Is this trip necessary?

Posted By on 07.13.07 at 06:42 AM

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Like a good many professionals, Joel Makower at Two Steps Forward flies about twice a week. Unlike most, he asks the unaskable: Could air travel ever be green?

Short answer: not very, and not very soon. (And CO2 offsets aren't very credible.)

Makower has a different temperament and approaches the question in a different way than George Monbiot in Heat (relevant excerpt here), but their basic conclusion is surprisingly similar: There is no easy fix. Find another way, or don't go. 


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