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1.  Should we get rid of air miles for climate change?  

2022-11-23
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A great idea, ban frequent flyer miles, even though the original author argued against it. Via @Snoro

2.  At Least 16 US Climate Activists Arrested at Global Protests Against Private Jets  

2022-11-10
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Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“The rich are burning down the planet and the damage is irreversible,” said one arrested climate scientist. “We must stop them. Banning private jets would be a start.“

3.  Activists ground private jets at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport  

2022-11-10
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Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace Netherlands hold peaceful protest against Schiphol Airport pollution. Original post at Greenpeace: Amsterdam, 5 November 2022 – Over 500 Extinction Rebellion and Greenpeace Netherlands activists have stopped private jets from taking off at Amsterdam Schiphol Airpor...

4.  New campaign to ban privat jets and for a fair taxation of aviation  

2022-11-10
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Citizens and scientists unite to take coordinated global direct action during COP27 against the outrageous sky-high pollution of private jet users and frequent flyers   “Make Them Pay” is a bold new campaign created by Scientist Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion (XR) to confront the climate injustic...

5.  European Airlines Misleading Fliers With Carbon-Neutral Claims, Research Finds  

2022-10-10
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Yale E360
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Carbon offsets offered by Europe's leading airlines are of poor quality and do not promise to curb emissions over the long term, new research finds.Read more on E360 →

6.  Activists announce wave of actions to counter air traffic expansion and greenwashing  

2022-09-27
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Activists from all over Europe and beyond are meeting in Lille, France. Actions to tackle air traffic are planned – the first on 8 October.   Lille/Vienna/Montreal, 27 September 2022 – Starting today, the UN body for civil aviation is meeting in Montreal, Canada, to discuss, among other things, climat...

7.  September 10-17 – Let’s counter aviation ads!  

2022-09-06
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Let’s call out the aviation industry’s greenwashed advertisements! Take part September 10-17! Grassroots groups around Europe* will be taking action September 10 – 17 to oppose fossil fuel advertising in support of the European Citizens Initiative to #BanFossilAds. Brandalism and friends in The Subvertiser...

8.  Carbon offsets alone won’t make flying climate-friendly  

2022-08-11
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Grist
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Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t the only way aviation warms the planet. Exhaust contains a host of polluting particles, from soot to nitrogen oxides.

9.  Airports and Extractivist Tourism: Peoples’ Voices!  

2022-08-09
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Governments and corporations promote airports as a sign of progress and with promises of ‘development’. In reality, the construction of airports and associated infrastructure drives people off their land, destroys livelihoods, plunders water and fertile soil and devastates ecosystems. Often airport...

10.  Private Jets Should Be Illegal  

2022-08-05
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Jacobin Magazine
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Temperatures in the UK and across the world are breaking new records. With wildfires, droughts, and death tolls reaching into the thousands, the catastrophic impact of the climate crisis is here and clear for all to see. Coupled with soaring energy and petrol prices, rampant inflation, declining real-term...

11.  It’s time to ban private jets – or at least tax them to the ground | Akin Olla  

2022-08-05
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The Guardian
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Kylie Jenner’s 17-minute private jet ride is a reminder that private jets are morally obscene and terrible for the climate. The planet can no longer afford these indulgencesKylie Jenner, Drake and other celebrities have recently faced criticism for carbon emission-heavy private jet rides, with one o...

12.  Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy  

2022-07-27
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Grist
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The rapper's Boeing 767 was a gift from a Canadian cargo airline.

13.  New report shows massive increase in green jobs from climate-friendly travel  

2022-03-03
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In their new report titled, “The right track for Green Jobs” Possible, Autonomy UK and Safe Landing present scenarios for showing that cuts to aviation can more than compensate for job losses to the aviation sector. No more excuses, green jobs are possible especially when people are willing to fly less...

14.  Jobs not planes  

2022-02-23
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The Ecologist
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Jobs not planes Channel News brendan 23rd February 2022 Teaser Media

15.  China burned over half the world’s coal last year, despite Xi Jinping’s net-zero pledge  

2021-12-16
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It's still relying on the fossil fuel to satisfy the nation’s surging demand for electricity.

16.  Ban Private Jets  

2021-11-01
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No one should be able to take a private jet to a climate conference. In fact, no one should be able to take one anywhere at all.

17.  Billionaire Space Flights Are a Carbon Bomb That Will Destroy the Planet  

2021-12-20
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Jacobin Magazine
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Earlier this month, the World Inequality Lab, founded by Thomas Piketty, among others, released its annual data on inequalities of wealth, income, gender, and ecology. As usual, the report is expansive and worth reading in full. A particular highlight, however, comes in the section on global carbon inequality...

18.  Mice and elephants – what really matters in the decarbonisation of transport  

2021-11-20
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Bright Green
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There is talk about banning short term flights, and discouraging short drives, but it is the long distance flights and drives which contribute the most climate change gases. Worse yet, banning short term flights would open airport slots for worse long term flights. By Twitter.com/StevenMelia