Disturbing Video Will Make You Think Twice About Air Travel

UK activists make hard-hitting film to highlight the stupidity of building more airports and runways with the current ecological crisis we face

When it comes to global warming, the aviation industry is the single biggest contributing factor. 2014 was the hottest year on record, and it’s fair to assume that the planet will continue heating up unless we change our ways. While it’s true that planes aren’t the only thing we need to worry about at the moment, they are a huge part of the problem. Choosing to take a boat, train or car instead of a plane is one simple step you can take to make a difference. It’s not always possible, sure, but for shorter journeys it’s worth thinking about. Here’s a top travel tip: Use a website like Rome 2 Rio to avoid air travel and find alternative modes of transport to get where you need to go.

This very short video is from UK activist group planestupid. It’s not easy to watch, and the tactics are definitely intended to shock. But it definitely achieves its aim of making the viewer feel conscious of their carbon footprint and uneasy about taking the plane when another form of transport would do. Just think of this: within ten years, one third of all polar bears will be dead (not to mention other wildlife we don’t hear so much about). We can try to minimize the damage in the choices we make day by day.

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