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What form of transport is worse for the environment?
Last Updated: 27th April, 2020
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Beside this, what is the most polluting form of transport?
In terms of total global emissions, the forms of transport that emit the most GHGs are:
- Cars – 40%
- Trucks – 34%
- Planes – 11%
- Boats – 11%
- Trains – 4%
One may also ask, what's worse for the environment planes or cars? Planes also emit carbon dioxide directly into the earth's upper atmosphere, making it especially harmful. By comparison, trains can use 50% less fuel per passenger than planes for the same trips, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Of course, auto emissions depend on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
Likewise, people ask, which form of transportation carries the highest carbon footprint?
Here are the five cleanest ways to travel:
- Bicycle: 0lb CO2 per km/0.6 miles.
- Electric car (with solar panels): 0lb CO2 per km/0.6 miles.
- Electric car: 0.03lb CO2 per km/0.6 miles.
- International Rail (Eurostar): 0.033lb CO2 per km/0.6 miles.
- Ferry (foot passenger): 0.04lb CO2 per km/0.6 miles.
Do planes cause more pollution than cars?
Planes burn up more fuel than cars per journey, and therefore produce more carbon dioxide.