Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker, and the co-author (with John D. Kasarda) of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next.
"If anything, a social stigma against flying has begun to settle across Europe, akin to Americans' nausea over SUVs. The EU has voted to incorporate aviation into its cap-and-trade scheme, requiring airlines to pay for 15 percent of their pollution beginning in 2012-a lot to ask from an industry barely breaking even. Three USairlines are suing for an exemption, and the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico have lobbied the United Nations for the same. 'When you look at some of the taxes and fees being discussed in Europe,' said an MIT researcher, 'we might as well bankrupt our industry today.'"