Aviations industry, which currently accounts only 2% percent in global warming, is expected to become one of the largest contributors in warming the earth by 2050, British scientists have concluded this.
The boom in aviation market, which is giving the symptoms that it wound expand with more pace, is raising the concerns of environmentalists worldwide.
These are significant issues, which aircraft industry will have to confront. The U.S. Clean Air Act regulations and environmentally conscious citizens are demanding emission mitigation.
If the aircraft industry continues to grow as predicted, reducing these emissions would be quite difficult. Scientists and engineers are working to reduce aircraft emissions, but the problem is still complex.
Here is look at some factors that show that how plane emission is more dangerous than other factors:
Plane emission emits the upper layer of atmosphere, where the warming effect from some pollutant is amplified.
The CO2-emissions per passenger kilometer are relatively high.
Emissions of aircraft such as contrails, Nitrogen Oxides have great warming impact, which is two to four times higher than that of the CO2-emissions alone.
Some measures to mitigate the effects of aviation emission:-
The world is in a process to shrink in a global village, tourism and growing rapport relations among the nations are strongly predicting the massive growth of aviation market. It is almost impossible to impede the expansion of this sector as it also supports a peaceful progress among countries. So it’s a million dollar question that how can we save our environment.
Traveling by air is still far away from the reach of many people and the class that travels by air is fully capable of paying extra charges to mitigate the pollution. However, several organizations have online emissions calculators where travelers can work out how much carbon dioxide they have caused during the trip and can financially support in cleaning energy projects in other parts of the world. Unfortunately, the result, which have sprang out are not according to the desire.
The end of subsidies for airlines, airports, and airport infrastructure can help in a great extent. Local environment concerns needs to be addressed while airports plan to expand their services. They should follow local air regulation standards as well as reduce their noise emissions especially during the night.