University of Exeter - Green ideals, flyaway habits

September 11, 2008

Even the most committed environmentalists are not prepared to accept extra green taxes and are deeply sceptical of carbon-offsetting schemes, research from the University of Exeter has found. In a 200-strong interview sample, Stewart Barr of the university's School of Geography, Archaeology and Earth Resources found that even the most "eco-conscious" were determined to keep flying. Dr Barr said: "Even the most bleeding-heart jetsetters aren't willing to reduce their flying habits significantly."

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