As millions of people gear up for summer plane travel, how many are choosing to offset the carbon dioxide produced from their flights?
According to new research, not many.
Less than half of the world’s major airlines give passengers the opportunity to offset their air travel emissions, the BBC found. And when airlines do offer the option, people aren’t taking them up on it, with fewer than 1 percent of passengers choosing to pay more.
With more than 4 billion people boarding an airplane every year, those emissions add up.
The solution does not have to be to stop traveling. The airline industry is working to cut emissions across the sector, and one carrier is making it easier than ever to calculate and offset the carbon emissions of your flight.