This article is a travel topic.
Climate change is a serious threat to the ecosystems that humans rely upon, and air travel is the fastest-growing contributor to the problem.
By encouraging travellers to behave in an environmentally responsible way, EcoTour operators offer information on how travellers can minimize their impact on the ecosystem and contribute to the protection of fragile ecosystems. They may offer travellers the opportunity to participate in conservation or preservation projects. An important element of this type of project is education. The goal is that through participation, eco travellers will return home with increased awareness and concern for environmental issues and therefore continue to behave in an environmentally conscious way.
Travelling, or transport in general, is one of the biggest sources of global carbon emissions (30% of global CO2 in 2007), the cause of climate change.
Calculating the amount of cardon is an increasingly popular approach to air travel, as concerns about impact of climate change on the world have grown in recent decades.
[ClimateCare] will work out how much money you need to contribute to offset the damage caused by your flights. There is opportunity to offset other sources of greenhouse gas while you're there.
Alternatives to air travel
By choosing a different mode of transport, you can minimise your CO2 emissions. According to a Union of Concerned Scientists analysis, coaches and trains are almost always less environmentally damaging than planes or cars, but the amount of emissions created when people travel varies depending on how far they are traveling and how many people are going.
Visit the [Ecotourism Resource Centre] for articles, research & discussion.
This page was last edited at 12:07, on 11 February 2009 by Eduard Deux Sox.