A ton of CO2 for a Paris-New York ticket ...

"I would like a Paris-Bangkok round trip in a recent and well-filled plane". This is what a traveler very concerned with combating the greenhouse effect could ask their travel agency. On an airplane, a passenger emits an average of 140 grams of CO2 per kilometer, against 100 on average by car, recalls the French Institute for the Environment (Ifen) in a summary on the contribution of air transport to the greenhouse effect. Even taking into account the emissions associated with the manufacture of cars and the refining of petroleum, the plane emits 16% more carbon dioxide per passenger… ”

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