Unintended Consequences

Since the first of the year, planes landing in or departing from Europe must pay a carbon tax based on the length of the flight, even if the flight does not originate or terminate in Europe. To reduce the tax, UPS is considering flying from Hong Kong to Cologne, Germany via Mumbai! This would increase emissions by 30% as it would add 1,100 miles and an extra takeoff and landing but still save UPS money. While passengers hate layovers, packages don’t.

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