Do airplanes cause more pollution than cars?



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    In general, unless you’re driving an SUV carrying only a single passenger, driving generates less pollution and contributes significantly less to global warming than does flying.  If you carpool with at least one other person, pollution savings are even greater.  As an example of how driving compares to flying, a trip from Boston to Philadelphia made in a medium-sized car 104 kilograms of carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas.  Flying that same distance generates about 184 kilograms of carbon dioxide per passenger – so by driving instead of flying you save about 80 kilograms of pollution, even if you don’t carpool.

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