I’ve seen a lot of attempts to rationalize air travel as not being as destructive as it really is. Possibly, at an “average human” level some of those rationalizations are true. Perhaps, as with so many other things, the problem is a few wealthy individuals and some corporations. The folks at Possible have a study on this. You can download it at the link below. Some highlights include:
In the USA just 12% of people take a massive 66% of flights.
In France 50% of flights are taken by a tiny 2% of the population.
And here in the UK, a mere 15% of the population take 70% of all flights.