Friday, June 20, 2008

Interesting Factoid

Yoram Bauman, an environmental economist at the University of Washington, says:
As a very rough rule of thumb, flying produces the same carbon emissions per passenger as driving the same distance solo in a 30 mpg vehicle.
He also agrees with Appell's Theorem:
Let’s be realistic: If Americans have to give up on air travel and hot showers in order to save the world, then the world is just not going to get saved.

1 comment:

MT said...

Supposedly release at altitude can be a lot more detrimental than at the surface. I'm dubious about his simple conversion.