On this page you are going to learn about the catastrophic impact of flying on our planet.
In the following animation, there is a stark message by Dr Hugh Hunt of Cambridge University conveying just how much C02 each person produces on a flight from London to Australia.
This is from a series of six songs called "Songs for the Planet" by Andrew Downes for all ages with chamber orchestra or backing track.
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Watch all six songs in one video
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Analyse the poetry and music in the original version of this song here.
Now discuss the following:
Have a look at this website and compare your journey times to various destinations with flights using flight booking websites. Take into consideration the travel from your front door to the train station or airport and the time spent getting through security etc. What are the benefits of train travel?
Many people seem to have no idea of the impact of flying on our planet. It is surprising to see so many people still excitedly flying to holiday destinations, seemingly unaware of our climate emergency. What can we do to change people's mindsets?
Listen from 1:15:46:
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