Shocking number of Europeans say you should only be able to fly 4 times in your life due to climate change
More than 40% of French citizens would support banning people from flying more than four times over their entire lives, according to a new poll.
A stunning majority of French inhabitants, according to a recent poll, are in favor of outlawing more than four flights per person per year due to climate change.
According to a survey by the research firm Consumer Science and Analytics Institute (CSA), 41% of people would be in favor of such a restriction. The percentage increased to 59% among people aged 18 to 24. The planned cap, put up by engineer Jean-Marc Jancovici, would apply to both business and leisure travel by air.
The poll surveyed 1,010 French residents over the age of 18. It found that support for air travel restrictions was far higher among younger age groups. While a majority opposed the four-flight lifetime maximum, 64% of the respondents said they would be willing to limit their air travel in the near or medium term to combat climate change.
Climate activists across the globe have pushed for wide-ranging restrictions aimed at reducing carbon emissions, from limiting car travel to banning plastic straws.
In the U.S., President Biden's administration has issued its own restrictions on gas-powered furnaces. It's only the latest move from Democrats targeting home appliances.
The proposal, according to the agency, requires non-weatherized gas furnaces and those used in mobile homes to achieve a far higher level of efficiency than cheaper models on the market.
"At the direction of Congress, DOE is continuing to review and finalize energy standards for household appliances, such as residential furnaces, to lower costs for working families by reducing energy use and slashing harmful pollutants in homes across the nation," Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said in a statement last week.
"Today’s measure, along with this Administration’s past and planned energy efficiency actions, underscores President Biden’s commitment to save Americans money and deliver healthier communities," she continued.
However, consumer groups and experts have criticized the administration's aggressive energy efficiency campaign. They have argued the new regulations will reduce consumer choice and increase costs for Americans.
"It's just spreading to more and more appliances. It seems that almost everything that plugs in or fires up around the house is either subject to a pending regulation or soon will be," Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, previously told Fox News Digital. "Consumers aren't going to like any of it. These rules are almost always bad for consumers for the simple reason that they restrict consumer choice."
Fox News' Thomas Catenacci contributed to this report.