Google accused of airbrushing carbon emissions in flight search results
Tweak to search engine effectively halves the environmental impact stated for each tripGoogle has been accused of airbrushing aviation emissions, after the company changed its flight search engine to halve the CO2 emissions attributed to any given trip.The change, first noted by the BBC, affects a feature on Google Flights that shows the estimated carbon emissions of each route. The company flags routes with higher or lower than typical emission…
Google changed its Google Flights carbon calculator in a way that has 'airbrushed' the real environmental impact of aviation, experts say
Since July, the Google Flights tool only shows the CO2 emissions of flights, excluding up to two-thirds of their true climate impact.