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umwelt-plakette.de Aktuelles 2019-11-15

News on environmental zones and air pollution

Air pollution: Airplanes are worse than SUVs!

Due to the climate-damaging consequences, more and more people do not want to flight. To name this phenomenon the word "flying shame" (Flygskam) was invented in Sweden. MIT researchers show that air pollution (especially nitrogen oxides) caused by airplanes has been underestimated. However, the researchers also explain that a reduction in pollutant emissions could lead to an increase in CO2 emissions... another dilemma!