It has happened a lot in the transport sector in the last decades. We have got greener cars that consume less fuel, hybrid cars driven by petrol, electricity or ethanol and we have got well- functioning electric cars. This is a big step to a greener world, but it´s not enough, things need to be done in other areas of the transport sector as well.
The flight industry and boat industry need to take further steps to minimize their impact on the environment. I know that the flight industry works hard to lower the fuel consumption since it would be economically viable to use less fuel. To reduce the fuel consumption the engineers and the designers have to review the entire aircraft design to see what they can do to make the airplane less fuel-consuming. Weight, engines and aerodynamic is some of the parameters the designers and engineers work with in their effort to make greener airplanes.
Carbon fibres is used to make the airplanes lighter and bio-fuel is used by some airlines to reduce their impact on the environment, and in the future ecodriving might be something that is used in air traffic as well. It is hard to say how you can improve the flying industry since you don’t want to increase the chances of accidents with the planes. We can only hope that they will be able to make an inventions that makes the pollution connected to the flight industry decrease.
I am really looking forward to see how the flight industry will solve the pollution problems. It will also be interesting to see how the car industry will develop. Right now Tesla is the big name when it comes to electric cars, will they continue to develop or will the big brand names take over?
If you want to think about the environment while traveling around the world or only to your job, here are a few tips on what you can think about:
1. Take the bus or ride on your bike to work instead of taking the car. If you live so far away that car is the only option, at least try to go to work with your colleagues. Perhaps you are a few people that can go in the same car and only take one instead of five different.
2. Try to book trips without having to fly. The flight industry is one of the worst for the environment, so if flying is the first options, then both train and car is accepted as traveling options!
3. And of course while you are at your destination, rent some bikes or walk a lot in the city. It is a great way to find places you probably wouldn’t visit otherwise. Depending on what you like you should choose a hotel that i located so that you don’t have to make a lot of traveling. If you prefer the city, maybe it is better if you are staying there and then travel to the beach once, instead of living near the beach and traveling to the city every day!