Tourism responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

This article describes the impact tourism is having on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs). The impact is 4 times worse than previously thought.

The global tourism industry is rapidly expanding. Fuelled by falling air travel prices and a growing global middle class, the number of international holidaymakers is currently growing at a rate of 3-5% per year.

The new study, published in Nature Climate Change, explores how the recent growth of global tourism has impacted greenhouse gas emissions.

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