Unser Anteil am Klimawandel: Wie viel CO² produzieren wir jährlich?

Footprints Neil Baird

Simon, Pilot, 23.2 Tonnen CO²

Simon ist Pilot bei einer kommerziellen Airline. Er fliegt schätzungsweise 172,500 Meilen pro Jahr. Sein persönlicher Fußabdruck enthält diese Meilen jedoch nicht. Die Airline möchte den Fußabdruck seiner Passagiere bis 2022 um 5% verringern.

‘As the father of a daughter growing up in this world I am concerned about climate change. I am aware of the world changing, and I get that awareness at least in part from being a part of the changing environment of weather. You can see the way it’s changing year on year, winters seem to be milder and wetter and windier as opposed to the stark winters that we used to get, with the four seasons. There is talk about masses moving higher. Hurricanes in Florida are going further north, which of course affects us. We get the tail end of those systems, and milder winters. There’s obviously something going on. It’s something that we are doing as a planet. Unfortunately I am a somewhat involved in that, but I don’t think there is really anything I can do to change it. Doing the job I do I don’t have the greatest footprint, or the industry that I’m in, though we do our best as an airline, to make that footprint as small as possible. I’m hoping that biofuels for aircraft will become a reality. There’s been a lot of experimentation that seems to be working with biofuels, obviously there’s further to go but I am hopeful that will happen.You know I fly over this beautiful country all the time and I see these hideous solar farms coming up in every other field. It’s more visible from up there than it is down here. That upsets me because you see all this city space with buildings and factories, and I think why can’t they move all those solar farms from the lovely green fields and stick them on the roofs of factories, but then I do realise it’s good income for the farmers.’

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