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    anyone able to provide a rough figure as to how much less carbon dioxide has been emitted due to the current closure of airspace over northern Europe?

    (leaving out possible extra fuel usage in other sectors)..................


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    I don't know the answer, but I can tell you how to find it.

    First, research to find the average number of planes/flights traveling across Europe on a given day.
    Second, obtain the average flight duration of those planes (2 hours, 5 hours, 10 hours, etc).
    Third, find out how much CO2 output per hour those commercial planes exhaust.

    Then, just do the math. Number of planes times average duration of flight times amount of exhaust per hour times number of hours not flying due to the volcano. It won't be exact, but it will serve as a reasonable approximation.


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    You mentioned leaving out the calculation for extra fuel usage else ware as a result of not being able to fly, what are you doing about the emissions from the volcano itself?

    The various gasses being released by the volcano might offset the CO2 emissions saved from the airplanes.
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    very true - but there is one man prepared to believe in his research that the sulfur emitted is very good for reversing the effects of global warming.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/6369971.stm

    i think the article says that even though there might be more or the same in terms of carbon dioxide the earth will still be cooler.......
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