References

The numbers

  1. Review of England’s Waste Strategy Appendices Part 1, Defra (2006)
  2. CIA World Factbook UK, CIA (2007)
  3. Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, HM Treasury (2006)
  4. Carbon dioxide equivalent, Wikipedia
  5. Boeing 747-400 specifications
  6. Boeing 737-800 specifications
  7. Airbus A380 specifications
  8. Aviation and the Global Atmosphere Executive Summary, IPCC (1999)
  9. The Environmental Effects of Civil Aircraft in Flight, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (2002)
  10. UK commute ‘longest in Europe’, BBC News (2003)
  11. Guidelines for the Measurement and Reporting of Emissions by Direct Participants in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme, Defra (2005)
  12. Domestic Retail Market Report, Ofgem (2006)
  13. Fear of flying, Economist.com (2007)

Holiday

  1. Predict and Decide: Aviation, climate change and UK policy, Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute (2006)
  2. Safeguarding Our Atmosphere, Glenn Research Center, NASA
  3. Aviation and the Global Atmosphere Executive Summary, IPCC (1999)
  4. The Future of Air Transport, White Paper and the Civil Aviation Bill, published by the Department for Transport (2003)
  5. Preparing for Take-Off, George Monbiot (2006)

Is

  1. The Environmental Effects of Civil Aircraft in Flight, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (2002)
  2. The Douglas DC-3, US Centennial of Flight Commission [the DC-3 is almost exactly the same shape as a modern passenger airliner—it first flew in 1935]
  3. Green sky thinking: eight ways to a cleaner flying future, New Scientist (2007)
  4. Preparing for Take-Off, George Monbiot (2006)
  5. X-43A scramjet-powered hypersonic research aircraft, NASA
  6. What we’re doing, Virgin Atlantic
  7. Heathrow and climate change, BAA Heathrow Corporate Responsibility Report

Killing

  1. Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Summary for Policymakers §3.5, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  2. Climate and Health, World Health Organisation
  3. Impact sanitaire de la vague de chaleur d’août 2003 en France, Institut de veille sanitaire (2003)
  4. Climate Change 2007: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, IPCC WGII (2007)
  5. Ecology Drives the Worldwide Distribution of Human Diseases, Public Library of Science Biology (2004)
  6. Fact sheet: Cardiovascular diseases, World Health Organisation
  7. Fact sheet: Cancer, World Health Organisation
  8. Overview of the Global AIDS Epidemic, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
  9. Climate change and human health—risks and responses, WHO (2003)

African

  1. Climate Change 2007: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, IPCC WGII (2007)
  2. Chapter 8: Human Health, The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
  3. Summary for Policymakers, The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report
  4. Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, HM Treasury (2006)

Children

  1. According to the UN population database (2006 revision), an estimated 1,762,887,000 of the 3,978,605,000 living in “less developed” countries (some 44%) are under the age of 20. In Africa, this figure is 52% (483,148,000/922,009,000).
  2. Malaria Factsheet, Department for International Development
  3. Malnutrition, UNICEF statistics

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