Measure your current pollution production: with the calculators.
3. Airports, airlines, airplanes, air pollution...just say no
This could be the biggest cut to your emissions!
Each person flying coach creates approximately one pound of CO2 per mile (similar to a car).
Is taking that flight, with the accompanying killer pollution, absolutely necessary?
Jet engines burn a lot of kerosene and emit
nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and soot, plus CO2.
Most airlines offer passengers a way to offset the pollution, but:
“Offsets 'do almost nothing to tackle the emissions from flying',”
said Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines.
Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and other apps are available for video-calls.
If you’re not in a hurry, Amtrak has some great
views of the USA. Some of the photos on this site were taken
from a train window. For more on train travel, see The Man in Seat 61.
And for shorter trips, why not the bus?
Or try out your new EV: tips-for-your-summer-ev-road-trip
To see brief stories from non-flyers, plus other good news, go to flightfree.org or noflyclimatesci.
An airplane in the the sky is pollution in the sky. Which airports are the worst? Go to: airporttracker.
For more on airplanes, go to travel/tourism.