Get the train to go there and fly back

This is kind of a compromise - it means the carbon emissions are halved and the adventure is increased - you get to see the landscape unfolding and appreciate the countryside and wilderness of the country you're visiting.  But then on the way back you can just get on a plane and you're there in a few hours.  I did this to visit Andalucia and took a long novel with me.  

Why the contribution is important

Because transport is the biggest source of emissions in Scotland, and in most other countries it's surpassed only be energy.  Flights emit a lot of carbon but they're also cheaper and faster than trains and ferries, and electric aircraft are a long way off (the batteries are too heavy!), so until they tax jet fuel this is the best way of cutting travel emissions I can think of. 

by CaroMarrow on September 23, 2020 at 07:34PM

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  • Posted by finlay1 September 23, 2020 at 21:19

    Unfortunately not everybody has the time to take the train and some people simply can't afford the price of train tickets. A great way to travel guilt-free on airplanes is to carbon offset your flights. To Carbon Offset an economy flight from Edinburgh to Barcelona costs just £3.06 per person.
  • Posted by Voiceofreason October 09, 2020 at 09:04

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