How can we believe for one second in plans to control aviation emissions when governments, airports, and airlines still can't prevent that an awful lot of flights are only performed to continue slot-grants and not to carry passengers or cargo. Isn't this pure criminal activity of all these authorities and companies?

For instance: (From a tageschau article dated December 23)
Lufthansa is canceling 33000 flights this winter. But without the so-called Airport Slots, which airlines use to secure their takeoff and landing rights, Lufthansa would have canceled even more flights. "But we have to operate 18000 additional, unnecessary flights in the winter just to secure our takeoff and landing rights," the manager criticized the EU rules on the allocation of slots.

In short, flying is so addictive and has such a paralyzing effect on the ruling elite that aviation will destroy humanity without the passengers noticing.