Green bailouts: relying on carbon offsetting will let polluting airlines off the hook

Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it's no solution to the climate crisis.

Ben Christopher Howard, Doctoral Researcher in Nature-based Solutions, University of Birmingham • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

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Grounded aircraft could make weather forecasts less reliable

More than one million weather observations were made by aircraft each day in 2019. Since the pandemic started, these have dropped by 90%.

Matthew Blackett, Reader in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards, Coventry University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

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