Emissions from international aviation number among the top 10 largest sources of global carbon emissions. The sector is now the 7th biggest emitter, producing more pollution than either Canada or South Korea, but less than Germany. Aviation accounts for approximately 2% of the world’s carbon emissions.
Already a significant percentage of global emissions, international aviation is growing quickly. If nothing is done to address pollution from the industry, total emissions are projected to balloon by 300% above 2005 levels by mid-century.
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