Environment

The climate cost of flying

by Kathy Xu

In recent times, there is a rising awareness especially among the young and liberal to be more environmentally-aware. The “woke” generation has started to educate themselves about climate change, overuse of plastics, and broader environmental issues. However, few give thought to aspects of life that leave the biggest carbon footprint on the world such as travelling by airplanes.

How does air travel contribute to global warming?

How do your lifestyle choices measure up in terms of carbon reduction?

What role does Asia Pacific play in the aviation industry?
Can the damage done be reversed?
Are there measures for the aviation industry to reduce their carbon footprint?
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Kathy Xu / Writer

Kathy used to write marine and environmental stories at Kontinentalist. She was history-trained but does other things now instead, like running an ecotourism shark conservation business, The Dorsal Effect. When free, she enjoys being in the ocean, trying to spot some sharks or just home cuddling with her cavvie, Danea.

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Infographic / Joceline Kuswanto
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