Fly away

Posted on 23 September, 2013

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It has been a long time between posts and I’m flying again. In the next month I will be catching eight planes to traverse the distance between Melbourne, Indonesia, Cambodia and back again. Roughly 6887.42km, 16.20 tonnes of emissions,  35 trees.

To offset the ‘full global warming impact’ through www.climatefriendly.com will cost $356.40. To offset only the emissions is $131.78. This is because the impact of plane travel isn’t just emissions, like in a car. Catching a plane is like injecting something rather than smoking it – it’s a direct hit and the more you touch down and lift off, the more damage you do.

Not a happy scenario for what will be an exciting working holiday, but an honest one. I’d rather own up to this fart than blame it on the dog.

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