Travelling and your carbon footprint

As a person who likes to see the wonderful landscapes that this world has to offer, I try to do it in the most environmentally friendly way. However, the Covid-19 pandemic came and shut us off from the world. Fortunately, this led to the skies being quiet as people stayed at home instead of going abroad. This meant less planes and cruises polluting… Read more »

by Katie Sawyer 4 months ago

As a person who likes to see the wonderful landscapes that this world has to offer, I try to do it in the most environmentally friendly way. However, the Covid-19 pandemic came and shut us off from the world. Fortunately, this led to the skies being quiet as people stayed at home instead of going abroad. This meant less planes and cruises polluting our world. Aircrafts are responsible for 12% of daily CO2 emissions and the trails left by planes go to the ozone layer; and stop heat from escaping meaning that the planet will heat up; which leads to melting polar caps and rising sea levels.

Every cruise passenger is responsible for 9.1 tonnes of CO2 emissions; in total all sea vehicles are responsible for 2.5 % of all greenhouse gasses.

On average one car produces 9.6 tonnes of CO2 per year. Overall, Travel produces 29% of the world’s harmful emissions.

Before you next travel abroad or somewhere far away try to neutralise the amount of carbon you are giving to the world by planting trees; and when travelling locally try to take public transport, car share, or walk or ride a bike.