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Compare Carbon Emissions
Carbon Emissions CalculatorThe amount of carbon dioxide produced is measured in pounds/kilograms and tonnes. We provide an average emissions calculator; therefore older cars will produce even more pollution. On average commuter trains and subway trains (under 20 miles) emit around 10 times less carbon dioxide per passenger mile than flights and long distance trains (over 20 miles) emit 50 times less carbon dioxide per passenger mile than by car. Although, CO2 emitted by train transportation does varies by distance of the trip and type of train vehicle to the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced.
Table comparing carbon emissions
The table below compares carbon dioxide emissions used by car, plane and train per passenger in kilograms on a typical trip to Europe:
|LONDON - PARIS
|LONDON - SWITZERLAND
|LONDON - DISNEY PARIS
|LONDON - BRUSSELS
Consequently in comparison by taking the Train, instead of Car or Plane you could save carbon emissions by up to 90%.
Carbon EmissionsCarbon dioxide, hydro carbons and carbon monoxide is produced for each kilometer or mile you drive, fly or travel by train. Calculating the average carbons produces per mile can vary:
Travelling by train works out better for the environment as you can only fit 5-7 people in a large family car, whereas you can fit hundreds of passengers on a train. So it makes sense that using the train instead of a car will reduce carbon emissions.
Due to the fuel used in all current aircraft's carbon dioxide produced travelling by plane is considerably higher than travelling by train.
The environment is being destroyed on a daily basis by carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons, but what does this have to do with us? Well, firstly the way we travel affects the environment massively without us even realising it. For instance if we were to walk rather than take the bus, or cycle instead of driving the atmosphere and the environment would benefit a lot from this. In 50 years time if we carry on living and especially travelling the way we are now the world will be very different and we are destroying the only Earth that we have got.Breaking news: Renewables technology capable of generating Free electricity could provide the answer to energy demands worldwide and reduce carbon emissions. Find out more here soon.