Transportation is a large contributor to fossil fuel consumption. In 2017, the UK government found that Transport was the largest emitting sector of UK, accounting for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions. This is because most modes of transport, such as cars, trains and planes use petrol or diesel and the burning of these materials releases fossil fuels. For example, one normal transatlantic round-trip flight can release around 1.6 tonnes of CO2 – almost as much as the average yearly emissions of one person in India. There are several ways to travel more sustainably:
walk/cycle short distances instead of driving
take trains and buses instead of planes.
Buying a more fuel efficient car.
“2017 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions”
Diego Arguedas Ortiz, “Ten Simple Ways to Act on Climate Change” (BBC, 2018)