Earth’s climate is now changing faster than ever.
The global climate is the connected system of sun, earth and oceans, wind, rain and snow, forests, deserts and savannas and most of all everything people do.
Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperature and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise.
Human impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources.
This Year, So Far:
The relationship between climate change and tourism is twofold: climate change impacts on tourism and tourism impacts on climate change.
As one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries, tourism is lively to be generating 40% of global carbon emissions by 2050 due to an increase in the average distance travelled by tourists. Tourism is also stressing the environment, its remaining biologically diverse habitats and indigenous culture, which are often used to support mass tourism.
So with increasing concern over climate change and the emissions generated by our travels, what should we do?