Welcome aboard Flight Free Australia.

MAKE THE 12 MONTH FLIGHT FREE PLEDGE

Enact your emergency response.
… because we can’t keep flying and avoid runaway warming.
Aviation emissions are hidden, booming, technically unavoidable, unregulated and, if unabated, will be catastrophic.
Flight Free Australia aims to raise awareness of the hazards of flying, to show what a “climate safe” travel future looks like, and how we can get there.
The most warming mode of transport

CO2-e emissions per passenger per kilometre, as a percentage of an Economy Class air passenger’s 196 grams CO2-e. (Details and source)

PLANE • Economy seat • Occupancy 83% (average)100%
CAR • Petrol, USA • Occupancy 1.8 people (average)72%
TRAIN • Amtrack, USA • Occupancy 58% (average)51%
CAR • Tesla S, USA electricity grid • Occupancy 1.8 people (average)44%
BUS • Intercity, USA • Occupancy 84% (average)15%

See the PDF “Emissions by Mode” for further comparative figures, both for CO2-e emissions (prepared by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research) and for CO2 emissions (prepared by the IPCC, the Climate Council, and the European Union).

The biofuels myth
Industry and governments relieve anxiety about aviation emissions by pointing to future ‘miracle’ solutions, which in reality are unfeasible.
The offsets scam
Offsetting is without scientific legitimacy, is dangerously misleading and almost certainly contributes to a net increase in the absolute rate of global emissions growth.
The tax evasion
The international civil aviation industry has exempted itself from paying any tax on aircraft fuel, amounting to an annual €6o billion fossil fuel subsidy.
Flight calculators
Understanding the global heating effect of a flight can be useful to help you plan your own climate emergency response. A number of emissions footprint calculators exist online. 
TOTAL GLOBAL COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS ON 8 MAY 2019
AUSTRALIANS FLYING OVERSEAS 3 OR MORE TIMES IN 2016
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AUSTRALIA'S AVIATION-DEPENDENT FOREIGN STUDENT SECTOR REVENUE IN 2017

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