This informational sheet discusses common misconceptions and myths about the aviation industry related to efficiency improvements.
The four graphs in the infographic show the stark reality of the growth of the aviation industry.
This PDF file can be used offline or downloaded.
This is part of a series of greenwashing fact sheets from Stay Grounded.
Stay Grounded is a Europe-based network of groups aiming to reduce emissions from aviation.
Groups of students could analyze one of the four graphs in the infographic and explain it to the rest of the class.
In government or civics class, you could use this fact sheet to facilitate a discussion using the guiding question, "How should society incentivize other forms of travel to reduce emissions from the aviation industry?"
Have students brainstorm other ways that the aviation industry could reduce their emissions and calculate the potential benefits to global greenhouse gas concentrations.
This fact sheet introduces students to the concept of Jevons Paradox. Have students investigate efficiency improvements in other sectors to see if this holds true and apply it to the aviation industry claims.
This resource contains data on the carbon footprint of the aircraft industry and the need to incentivize and regulate the sector to reduce its carbon footprint. Charts presented are valid and the resource is recommended for teaching.
Personal Finance & Economics
Global Connections (F2): Students understand economic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and the world, including Maine Native American communities, by analyzing how resource distribution effects wealth, poverty, and other economic factors.