Re: [Q] what is the energy consumption of several airliners ?

From:         C++ Freak <klaas@uniface.nl>
Organization: Knoware Internet
Date:         23 May 96 10:37:32 
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Of course, figures from Deutsche Airbus show a low environmental impact
of air traffic.
It is not the greatest: automobile traffic and fossil power plants are the
worst, but according to other figures is is currently 2 % of the CO2 output
which still seems low but still of concern because of:
- increasing *rapidly* because air travel is getting cheaper and governments
  strongly subsidize airlines and airports
- it affects the upper atmosphere which other polluters don't. And the state of
  the upper atmosphere probably affects the climate more than the lower
  atmosphere.

Klaas