JetBlue is the first American airline to announce that beginning in July, it will be carbon neutral on all of its domestic flights, meaning it will purchase carbon "offsets" as investments in projects that reduce atmospheric carbon, such as tree farms or wind turbines. Credit: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Watch out U.S. airlines, the flight shaming movement is likely on its way to America. That’s what the head of New York-based airline JetBlue told investors during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call—the latest sign the aviation industry sees climate change as a growing threat to its business. "This issue presents a clear and present danger if we don’t get on top of it," JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said on the call late last month. "We’ve seen that in other geographies, and we should not assume those sentiments won’t come to the U.S." In January, JetBlue became the first major U.S. airline to announce plans to become carbon neutral as a way to assuage customer concerns over the impact of commercial flying on the climate. In a press release , the airline said it hopes by July to offset greenhouse gas emissions from all of its domestic flights by funding projects that […]


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