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2019-08-24. Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

posted Aug 28, 2019, 4:52 PM by Alan Gould
By BBC News. [https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49349566] For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: So what is the environmental impact of flying and how do trips by train, car or boat compare? ...Train virtually always comes out better than plane, often by a lot. A journey from London to Madrid would emit 43kg (95lb) of CO2 per passenger by train, but 118kg by plane (or 265kg if the non-CO2 emissions are included), according to EcoPassenger. ...Diesel trains' carbon emissions can be twice those of electric ones. Figures from the UK Rail Safety and Standards board show some diesel locomotives emit more than 90g of C02 per passenger per kilometre, compared with about 45g for an electric Intercity 225, for example....