Global transportation makes up only 3-4 per cent of total carbon emissions, so it's fair to say averting climate collapse won't come down to whether you take a holiday. This is not a get-out-of-jail-free card though – we can all do more to reduce the negative environmental impacts of travel. Here's our guide to minimising your footprint in an industry where the default setting is to indulge the customer's every whim. Offsetting programmes cannot reduce emissions but they work to mitigate the overall effect. * Josh Martin writes about travel, tourism, business, and consumer issues in between trips to places you'd rather be.
Source: Stuff March 24, 2020 15:56 UTC