So, can we really reduce our carbon footprint by driving from Hobart to Darwin?
Yes we can! (with 2 or more people in the car)
Currently aviation travel accounts for 2% of man-made carbon emissions (according to The International Air Transport Association, although it is likely higher than this https://www.iata.org/publications/tracker/june-2018/Pages/corsia.aspx ) but for those of us who fly, it also makes up the largest part of our personal annual carbon footprint.
Lets get down to it – how much carbon does it cost to travel from Hobart to Darwin?
Calculations made using www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx
N.B. I have used many generalisations and averages here.
Things to note: