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Clean, green flying machines

What happens to the planet if air traffic keeps multiplying too fast for new climate-friendly plane upgrades to keep pace with the rising greenhouse emissions? The IPCC mulled it over almost a decade ago, even before sounding its 2001 global warming alarm call. Lately the problem has been pressing ever harder on European consciences, so that EU parliament members recently vowed to fast-track plans for trading aviation emissions on a carbon market – while airlines yelped defensively that they’d gotten an unfair tarring in mediagenic protests. London’s Science Museum examines this race of energy efficiency against passenger numbers in a 

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