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  •  and less than 2% of people are doing the traveling (2+ / 0-)
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    Creosote, Roadbed Guy

    Most people in the world don't fly.

    We do. Half of Americans don't. Mostly upper middle income and beyond fly. Us well to do folks. Of those of us who fly an even smaller percentage fly all the time.

    I'd be happy with a big ol CO2 tax on more than 1 flight per year for any reason. Aircraft are full of people flying coast to coast every day to make a business connection, face time. Others fly many times a year to see family and relax.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:52:13 AM PST

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    •  Your numbers don't fully add up (0+ / 0-)

      if half of Americans fly, that's 2% of the world's people right there.  

      So, clearly once you start considering the New Zealanders, Danes, etc. etc, the percentage is going to go way up from there, especially when you get to more populated countries like Japan, China, and even Germany.

      In any event, flying allows people opportunities not available any other way, which is definitely not the case with much of the other 98% of energy used.   So again, I say start the cuts elsewhere.

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