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Flying is bad for the planet: What can you do besides fly less?

Flying is one of the worst contributors to climate change. Yet Americans are flying more than ever. Granted that some flights are deemed necessary by the passenger… We recently flew from Salt Lake to Baltimore to attend my father in law’s funeral which attracted family members who flew from Chicago, St. Louis, Savannah and SLC.

Greta Thunberg is a 16 year old internationally known Swedish climate activist who recently sailed to the U.S. for a climate conference rather than fly. Check out her TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/speakers/greta_thunberg

For a small fee you can buy carbon offsets to mitigate the impact of the climate change causing emissions. If you fly Delta or United go directly to the links below. Not sure why American Airlines has no carbon offset program. Time to boycott AA? If you are flying a different airline you can still get info the approximate impact and cost at Delta or United. The money does NOT go to the airlines but to organizations such as The Nature Conservancy that typically use the funds to plant trees or other activities to fight climate change.

Source: Financial Planning for Women