202115 Jun

Everyone needs to know which transport is the greenest

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While lockdown didn’t have a dramatic effect on lowering the temperature of our planet, a temporary suspension on usual human activity like international travel, for example, did reduce CO emissions. Without COVID-19 and the lockdown rules that followed, it would’ve been impossible to see how fewer emissions from travel would actually benefit our atmosphere. One return flight from London to Sydney releases roughly five tonnes of CO , which equates to half of a person’s average annual carbon footprint. According to Our World in Data, domestic flights are the worst offenders of carbon release per kilometre travelled with an average of 255g. Emissions have fallen due to increasing uses of renewable energy sources and will only continue to fall in the UK.

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