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Editors: George T. Blumenthal
Book Description:
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aviation currently accounts for about 2 percent of human-generated global carbon dioxide emissions, the most significant greenhouse gas and about 3 percent of the potential warming effect of global emissions that can affect the earth's climate, including carbon dioxide. This book discusses the IPCC's medium-range estimate forecasts that by 2050 the global aviation industry, including aircraft emissions, will emit about 3 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and about 5 percent of the potential warming effect of all global human-generated emissions.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Aviation and Climate Change: Aircraft Emissions Expected to Grow, but Technological and Operational Improvements and Government Policies Can Help Control Emissions, pp. 1-84
(GAO)

Chapter 2. Aviation and Emissions - A Primer, pp. 85-113
(Federal Aviation Administration Office of Environment and Energy)

Chapter 3. Hearing on Aviation and the Environment: Emissions, pp. 115-123
(Richard L. Altman, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

Chapter 4. Hearing on Aviation and the Environment: Emissions, pp. 125-137
(James K. Coyne, President, National Air Transportation Association)

Chapter 5. Statement of Daniel K. Elwell on Aviation Emissions, pp. 139-149 (Assistant Administrator, Office of Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment, Federal Aviation Administration)

Chapter 6. Written Testimony of Dr. David W. Fahey on Aviation and the Environment: Emissions, pp. 151-160
(Earth System Research Laboratory, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce)

Chapter 7. Aviation and the Environment: Emissions and the Commercial Airlines' Climate Change Commitment, pp. 161-177
(James C. May, President and CEO of Air Transport Association of America, Inc.)

Chapter 8. NextGen and Research and Development are Keys to Reducing Emissions and their Impact on Health and Climate, pp. 179-213
(Gerald L. Dillingham, PhD.,Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues)

Chapter 9. Aviation and Climate Change, pp. 215-228
(James E. McCarthy, Specialist in Environmental Policy)

Chapter Sources
Index

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
      Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9, 242pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-757-1
   Status: AV
  
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