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Dear Sustie, how do you travel?

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Do you take the cheapest option? The fastest option? The smoothest option? The most sustainable option?

For short distances, flights tend to be quite cheap. But how about their carbon emissions ? On average, a short haul flight โœˆ๏ธ emits 254g CO2/km. Compared to that, the Eurostar ๐Ÿš„ (train going through Europe) only emits 6g CO2/km. That means short haul flights are more than 42 times more harmful to the environment! For shorter distances, it just makes sense to choose the train over the plane because when considering airport check-in and such, the plane is not any faster.

But...for some reason the more sustainable and often convenient option to travel is...more expensive ๐Ÿ’ฐ?!?! You could get a flight to Paris for ยฃ50, but a train would cost ยฃ200?!?!? If the price difference was less than 2 fold, you might consider but a price higher by 4 fold makes it hard to choose the eco-friendly option...

So whats the best choice? Is there no cheaper alternative? Do I resort to swimming ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ???

- from ๐ŸŒ

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