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Aviation accounts for 2.4% of emissions. Could a different type of fuel help?

Aeroplanes such as this one could reduce their carbon footprint by using sustainable fuels

One of the main ways aviation contributes to global warming is through the clouds aeroplanes generate in the upper atmosphere. Image: Unsplash/ Artturi Jalli

David Simon Lee
Professor of atmospheric science, Aviation and Climate Research Group Leader., Manchester Metropolitan University
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Alternative fuels lower the CO2 output of airplanes whilst also reducing the production of control cirrus clouds. Image: Nature

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