Contrails : Today in Paris, Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Extinction
Five and a half years ago, I read this article. Ever since, I’ve been completely freaked out by airplane pollution, and totally shocked that it’s not a larger part of the discourse on global warming. I notice contrails a lot, and there is so much air traffic in and out of a city like Paris that on an otherwise-cloudless day, you can get as much as 10-15% cover from contrails that have expanded into toxic cirrus clouds.
And, since I’m not actually going to do anything to better the situation, I’ve decided instead to make everyone around me neurotically aware of the problem by posting pretty pictures of them.