People want to travel more sustainably. But we need help to do it | Michael Segalov

The state and employers can help people switch from planes to trains, says Michael Segalov, a contributing editor at Huck magazine Its almost funny the start of a comedians dark, sardonic joke in an Edinburgh fringe show. We are in the midst of a climate emergency, carbon emissions reaching record highs and yet if you want to make your way from London to the Scottish capital this summer, youre incentivised to travel in the most unsustainable way. The problem is, theres no punchline. Taking a flight from London to Edinburgh results in kg of CO2 emissions; opting for the train means you produce 24kg thats 87% less. But as I compared both prices and travel times for my journey, opting …

People In Asia Are Sick Of Western Begpackers Asking Locals To Fund Their Travels For Them (30 Pics)

So when Western people, with all the privileges we hold, are found ‘begpacking’ on the streets of developing countries, it can leave a sour taste. Tourism is a vital source of income in many countries; we should travel in such a way that maximizes the benefits for local people and businesses. Sponging off the kindness of strangers to further our own selfish travel goals is just not on! If you can’t afford to travel, stay at home until you earn enough money to do it ethically. one official said. “We tend to report these cases to the relevant embassies so that they can oversee their citizens who are on holiday.” What do you think about this phenomenon? Have you traveled …