Fact:

The number of passengers on Australian international flights increased to 22.3 million in 2006–07, up 4.7 per cent on the previous year. Growth is driven mainly by Australian residents travelling overseas rather than the arrival of international visitors. The number of international flights has also increased by 1.3 per cent to 119 271.

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Flying Tips

Sometimes people have no choice but to fly, but the resulting emissions can often represent the biggest chunk of your carbon footprint.  The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that aviation contributes 2% of the world's C O2 emissions. The IPCC forecasts that this figure could rise to 3% by 2050. This increase isn't inevitable, and there are steps you can take to reduce your contribution, such as choosing the bus or train instead of short haul flights.
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