Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Screw The Planet!

Here is a real time graph of every aircraft above North America at 22.17 GMT today, Tuesday 18 September 2012.

For more, including a real time map of every aircraft airborne anywhere on the planet, check out www.flightradar24.com

There are nearly 40 million commercial airflights every year - one study suggests the aviation industry is responsible for around 8% of global warming; and rising. Air fuel is the only fuel that is not taxed - because there is no international agreement to tax it, no individual government dares to introduce it in case it disadvantages their corporate donors from the aviation industry. Capitalism fails again...

Committed non-fliers have a facebook group at the No Miles High Club.

(Thanks to John Compost Cossham for drawing attention to this terrifyingly useful website.)

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