The Impact Aviation has on the Environment
Aviation impacts the environment through its aircraft engines which disperse noise, heat, gases, and particles in our atmosphere. All of these said elements contribute to our global dimming and climate change. Airplanes disperse gases and particles such as CO2 (carbon dioxide), hydrocarbons, water vapor, carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and black carbon. Each of these gasses and particles interact with the atmosphere differently, effecting over environment in not always such a beneficial manner.
Although, there has been reductions on our automobile emissions and we have taken the measures to ensure fuel efficiency for less pollution of turboprop and turbofan engines, with the increase in air travel our environment is still suffering. The worlds air pollution cause can now be pointed towards our traveling by means of aviation. From the years of 1992 through 2005 our passenger count has increased by over five percent every year. With this fact stated the European Union has stated that the greenhouse gas emissions have also increased by eighty seven percent in the years of 1990 through 2006.
Research shows that despite the efforts made to innovate the aircraft's frames, aerodynamics, flight operations, and engines there is no means of an end in the carbon dioxide emittance from air travel. This is due to the projected growth in the air travel industry. Science can not keep up on the regulation of aviation emissions. There is a current lack of international aircraft emission regulations, citation, and taxes on aviation fuel. All of these elements contribute to the resulting of lower fares of air travel which entices more and more people to choose air traveling over other means of transportation. Without constraints placed on the aviation emittance of carbon dioxide by the middle of this century then our climate is bound to have a change in temperature by an increase of two degrees Celsius. If we intend to keep our atmosphere’s temperature consistent then aircraft regulations need to be highly regarded and enforced.