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1

Which uses more carbon? Air travel or travel by train.

Train travel does use carbon, but a lot less than air travel.

2

In terms of climate change, why is traveling by train better than air travel?

Traveling by train uses much less carbon so is more environmentally friendly than air travel - it creates less greenhouse gas.

3

In terms of spending, how could train travel be considered less ethical than air travel?

Train travel takes longer than air travel. That means tourists spend less time in the destination economy and so support it less.

4

What is the problem train travel creates for tourist destinations (in terms of money spent)?

If tourists travel by train, they will spend less money in their destination because train travel takes so long compared to air travel.

5

Which uses more carbon per passenger kilometre, large cars or flying?

Large cars and SUVs use up more carbon per passenger kilometre than flying.

6

Large cars use up more carbon per ______ ______ than flying.

Large cars and SUVs use up more carbon per passenger kilometre than flying.

7

If large cars use up more carbon per passenger kilometre than flying, is flying therefore not so bad?

Even though large cars use up more carbon per passenger kilometre, when we fly we travel very large distances. As such, we use up a lot more carbon.

8

How much carbon is used (per person) on a long haul flight?

About 4 tones of carbon is used (per person) on a long haul flight.

9

Is four tones (for a long haul flight) a lot of carbon per person?

Four tonnes per person is a large amount - the average person in the UK uses about 8.5 tonnes per year!

10

What is the target usage of carbon set by the TIndall Centre for Climate Change?

The TIndall Centre for Climate Change says we need to cut emissions by 90% - or down to 1 tonne per person by 2050.

11

Why is the target use of carbon for 2050 set by the TIndall Centre for Climate Change impossible if you fly?

The 2050 target of 1 tonne per person is impossible if you fly because a single long haul flight uses 4 tonnes.

12

What percentage of annual CO2 emissions are from aviation (flying)?

About 600-700 million tonnes of total annual CO2 emissions are from aviation. That is about 2-3% of global CO2 emissions.

13

2-3% of global CO2 emissions are from what source?

2-3% of global CO2 emissions are from flying.

14

What is the fastest-growing contributor to CO2 emissions?

Aviation is the fastest growing contributor to CO2 emissions.

15

CO2 emissions from avaiation are expected to do what in the future?

CO2 emissions from flying are expected to almost double by 2030.

16

What is the terrible irony for many poor countries which are dependent on tourism?

Unfortunately, many poor countries which are dependent on tourism will be most affected by climate change.

17

What is one example of a low lying country which is dependent on tourism?

The Maldives is one country which is dependent on tourism but also at risk from rising sea levels.

18

Apart from rising sea levels, what other problem will climate change bring to island nations?

Tourists flock to see marine life such as coral reefs - however climate change is leading to the destruction of such environments.

19

How can tourists still travel but have less impact on the environment?

Tourists could still travel but not affect the environment as much if they choose alternative travel such as trains,

20

How can tourists support the economy of their host country?

By staying longer, tourists can ensure their contribution to the host economy is greater.