The Carbon Footprint of Travelling to Each Capital City By Aeroplane

Rebekah Garratt


The desire to travel and discover new parts of the world has become easier to fulfil as globalism has allowed the world to be more connected than ever. The easiest way to do this is via aeroplane however this does come with a cost. Aeroplanes burn fossil fuels and hence they contribute to the CO2 increase in the atmosphere. Here we will calculate the size of the carbon footprint of someone who goes to every country’s capital in the world by aeroplane. I also calculate how much it would cost and how many trees would need to be planted to offset the carbon footprint.


Sustainability; Biology; Environment; CO2; Carbon footprint; Trees; Aeroplanes

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