Globally, domestic aviation was responsible for emitting 287,000,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2010, according to an IPCC report. Looking at this in more detail, a Boeing 737 would burn approximately 5 tonnes of jet fuel on a 2 hour flight, resulting in 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
The Government of B.C. recently announced funding for the CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency Program. This is a great development that will drive the transition to a sustainable economy, help commercial truck drivers spend less on fuel and potentially increase the use of local energy resources.
The modern world is built from large complex networks that bring us everything from food and water to electricity to smartphones. Nearly everything that we humans rely upon every day are the result of raw materials being sourced, processed and manufactured into different components across multiple countries.