Despite Individual Health Benefits There Are Environmental Downsides To Vacations

The carbon footprint of tourism grew four times as much as expected from 2009 to 2013, and accounted for 8% of all greenhouse-gas emissions in that period. The travel industry is expected to consume 92% more water in 2050 than it did in 2010, and 189 percent more land.  People are less likely to recycle while on vacation.

By Ben Healy. The Atlantic. June 2019 Issue.

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