Time Magazine 14th June 2021 – Double Issue. Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and originally run by Henry Luce. A European edition (Time Europe, formerly known as Time Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition (Time Asia) is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. Time Magazine 14th June 2021 – Double Issue.
Vaccinated Americans will be able To visit Europe this summer, after E.U. leaders agreed to open the bloc’s borders to foreign tourists on May 18. Although the E.U. hasn’t set an exact date for the reopening, the news is a boon for the air-travel industry, which suffered plunging revenues due to COVID-19 restrictions. Bookings for highly lucrative transatlantic routes have surged, and executives are enthusiastically touting the concept of “revenge travel,” predicting passengers will fly more than usual in 2021 to make up for months of being grounded.
But revenge on the virus comes at a cost for the climate. The pandemic succeeded at something policymakers and campaigners have been powerless to do: ending decades of almost uninterrupted rapid growth in aviation’s carbon dioxide emissions, which fell by a record 48% in 2020. As air travel returns long term, the sector’s emissions are still projected to grow by a lot. Before COVID-19 hit, the aviation sector’s carbon emissions were expected to be three times as great in 2050 as in 2015. Analysts now put the figure at closer to 2.3 times. Aviation is one of the hardest sectors of the global economy to decarbonize, because low carbon jet fuels and aircraft are much less well developed than clean electricity or road transport. The sector currently makes up 2.5% of global emissions, and that share is expected to grow in the coming years.