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I believe I can fly ….

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A new study from Loughborough University has found that less than one fifth of Brits will travel less by plane, despite global warming. Even though the airlines have agreed to cut their emissions by half by 2050 (ermmm too little, too late) the public are equally at fault – and the Propensity to Fly study reveals that whilst the vast majority would cut CO2 emissions at home, they would still want to fly each year. Only 26% of people said that they would not fly in the next 12 months.  In fact research from Exeter University last year pointed out that ‘green ideallists’ who recycle at home are often the worst culprits when it comes to flying. The biggest deterrent to flying is price with 79% of those interviewed saying that a £50 rise in a fare might put them off flying – whereas a £10 rise would only deter 21%. UK Government duties on air fares are due to rise to match distance travelled next year. A report from the Government’s Committee on Climate Change estimated that left unchecked emissions from air travel could account to 15-20% of all CO2 emissions by 2050.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]