last updated March 26, 2014

 

MY BIG FAT CARBON FOOTPRINT

There is much talk of carbon footprints nowadays, and people want you to pay for your carbon footprint by 'offsetting'.

UPDATE 18/11/08 - Climatecare.org appears to have raised their offsetting prices
as well as removing their mileage calculator , not sure when they did this actually,
but the new flights added to this page should reflect the price change. Either way,
more reasons to be wary of the offsetters.

So i figured i might try and work out my footprint, knowing that i fly an awful lot for business, and for pleasure,
i wanted to see just how much of a blight I really am.

So, i need to write all my flights down.. Luckily, as i'm such a clepto, i keep all of
my boarding cards as a memento, so this actually makes the job a lot easier :-)

(I'm only permanently missing the boarding cards from first 5 flights i ever took, which i think is close to obsession :)
Here is a Diptych that i have made which i call "To the moon and Back" :

 

How to read the table below :

Date self explanatory
Carrier self explanatory
Depart Where I took off
Arrive Where i landed
climatecare.org mileage The figure given by the calculator at this website. Note that because this website doesn't list all airports in the world, some flights have had to have a nearby-ish city to choose from. The alternate city can be found in the rightmost column noted Alt. Airport
climatecare.org
tonnes of CO2
This is how many tonnnes of CO2 that climatecare.org says that i am responsible for dumping into the environment.
climatecare.org
offset cost
This is how much climatecare.org thinks i should pay them to offset my travelling for that trip, their prices are about £7.50 per tonne

 

 

Date Carrier Depart Arrive climatecare.org
Mileage
climatecare.org
tonnes of CO2
climatecare.org
offset cost
16 May 01 London (LHR) Toronto (YTO) 3541.6 0.79 £5.92
16 May 01 Toronto (YTO) Boston (BOS) 444.7 0.09 £0.67
29 May 01 Boston (BOS) Atlanta (ATL) 945.3 0.17 £1.29
15 Jun 01 Atlanta (ATL) Toronto (YTO) 739.8 0.14 £1.03
15 Jun 01 Toronto (YTO) London (LHR) 3541.6 0.79 £5.92
19 Jul 03 London (LGW) Orlando (SFB) 4340.4 0.98 £7.35
25 Jul 03 Orlando (MCO) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 850.9 0.16 £1.17
25 Jul 03 Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) San Jose (SJC) 1631.1 0.29 £2.16
28 Jul 03 San Jose (SJC) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 1631.1 0.29 £2.16
28 Jul 03 Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) Orlando (MCO) 850.9 0.16 £1.17
2 Aug 03 Orlando (SFB) London (LGW) 4340.4 0.98 £7.35
16 Aug 04 London (LGW) Atlanta (ATL) 4215.5 0.95 £7.13
16 Aug 04 Atlanta (ATL) Orlando (MCO) 403.1 0.08 £0.62
30 Aug 04 Orlando (MCO) Cincinnati (CVG) 758.4 0.14 £1.06
30 Aug 04 Cincinnati (CVG) London (LGW) 3681.4 0.82 £6.17
9 Sep 04

London (LHR) Tel-Aviv (TLV) 2227.3 0.39 £2.94
27 Sep 04

Tel-Aviv (TLV) London (LHR) 2227.3 0.39 £2.94
29 Oct 04

London (LHR) Philadelphia (PHL) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90
8 Nov 04

Philadelphia (PHL) London (LHR) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90
9 Dec 04

London (LHR) Philadelphia (PHL) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90
13 Dec 04

Philadelphia (PHL) London (LHR) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90
1 Jan 05 London (LHR) Tel-Aviv (TLV) 2227.3 0.39 £2.94
6 Jan 05 Tel-Aviv (TLV) London (LHR) 2227.3 0.39 £2.94
13 Feb 05 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62
27 Feb 05 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62
17 Mar 05 London (LGW) Orlando (MCO) 4340.4 0.98 £7.35
27 Mar 05 Orlando (MCO) London (LGW) 4340.4 0.98 £7.35
24 Apr 05 London (LHR) Los Angeles (LAX) 5436.6 1.26 £9.44
24 Apr 05 Los Angeles (LAX) Honolulu (HNL) 2549.7 0.57 £4.25
1 May 05 Honolulu (HNL) Los Angeles (LAX) 2549.7 0.57 £4.25
1 May 05 Los Angeles (LAX) London (LHR) 5436.6 1.26 £9.44
4 Jun 05 London (LGW) Glasgow (GLA) 369.6 0.08 £0.58
7 Jun 05 Glasgow (GLA) London (LGW) 369.6 0.08 £0.58
5 Aug 05

London (LGW) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 4837.9 1.11 £8.28
5 Aug 05

Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) San Francisco (SFO) 1631.1 0.29 £2.16
9 Aug 05

San Jose (SJC) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 1631.1 0.29 £2.16
9 Aug 05

Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) London (LGW) 4837.9 1.11 £8.28
5 Sep 05 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62
11 Sep 05 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62
17 Sep 05 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27
29 Sep 05 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27
27 Oct 05 London (LHR) Philadelphia (PHL) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90
2 Nov 05 Philadelphia (PHL) London (LHR) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90
10 Dec 05 London (LHR) Newark NJ (EWR) 3455.9 0.77 £5.77
12 Dec 05 New York (JFK) London (LHR) 3455.9 0.77 £5.77
2 Jan 06 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27  
8 Jan 06 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27  
18 Jan 06

London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62  
31 Jan 06

Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62  
7 Feb 06

London (LHR) New York (JFK) 3455.9 0.77 £5.77  
13 Feb 06

New York (JFK) London (LHR) 3455.9 0.77 £5.77  
14 Apr 06

London (LHR) Zurich (ZRH) 490.1 0.1 £0.73  
18 Apr 06

Zurich (ZRH) London (LHR) 490.1 0.1 £0.73  
30 Apr 06 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62  
6 May 06

Chicago (ORD) Oklahoma City (OKC) 758.4 0.14 £1.06 Similar miles
12 May 06

Oklahoma City (OKC) St. Louis (SUS) 436.6 0.09 £0.66 Similar miles
12 May 06

St Louis (SUS) Seattle (SEA) 1871.4 0.33 £2.47 Houston
26 May 06

Seattle (SEA) London (LHR) 4780.1 1.09 £8.17  
31 Aug 06

London (LHR) Seattle (SEA) 4780.1 1.09 £8.17  
6 Sep 06

Seattle (SEA) London (LHR) 4780.1 1.09 £8.17  
8 Nov 06 Luton (LTN) Edinburgh (EDI) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
8 Nov 06 Edinburgh (EDI) Luton (LTN) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
1 Dec 06

London (LHR) Zurich (ZRH) 490.1 0.1 £0.73  
5 Dec 06

Zurich (ZRH) London (LHR) 490.1 0.1 £0.73  
25 Jan 07 Edinburgh (EDI) Luton (LTN) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
25 Jan 07 Luton (LTN) Edinburgh (EDI) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
15 Mar 07 Luton (LTN) Edinburgh (EDI) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
15 Mar 07 Edinburgh (EDI) Luton (LTN) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
29 Mar 07 Luton (LTN) Edinburgh (EDI) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
30 Mar 07 Edinburgh (EDI) Luton (LTN) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
28 May 07 Luton (LTN) Edinburgh (EDI) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
2 Jun 07 Edinburgh (EDI) Luton (LTN) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
5 Jun 07 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  
10 Jun 07 Hong Kong (HKG) Sydney (SYD) 4580.1 1.04 £7.80  
11 Jun 07 Sydney (SYD) Melbourne (MEL) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  
28 Jun 07 Melbourne (MEL) Sydney (SYD) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  
28 Jun 07 Sydney (SYD) Bangkok (BKK) 4682 1.07 £7.99  
28 Jun 07 Bangkok (BKK) London (LHR) 5926.7 1.39 £10.42  
5 Jul 07 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  
19 Jul 07 Hong Kong (HKG) London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  
22 Jul 07

London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62  
22 Jul 07

Chicago (ORD) Denver (DEN) 838.5 0.15 £1.15 New orleans
3 Aug 07 Denver (DEN) Oakland (OAK) 945.3 0.17 £1.29 Similar miles
4 Aug 07 Oakland (OAK) Denver (DEN) 945.3 0.17 £1.29 Similar miles
5 Aug 07 Denver (DEN) New York (JFK) 1871.4 0.33 £2.47 Similar miles
5 Aug 07 New York (JFK) London (LHR) 3455.9 0.77 £5.77  
27 Aug 07 Luton (LTN) Edinburgh (EDI) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
29 Aug 07 Edinburgh (EDI) Luton (LTN) 305.6 0.07 £0.51  
6 Oct 07 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  
12 Oct 07 Hong Kong (HKG) Melbourne (MEL) 4595 1.04 £7.83  
19 Oct 07 Melbourne (MEL) Sydney (SYD) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  

21 Oct 07

Sydney (SYD) Melbourne (MEL) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  
22 Oct 07 Melbourne (MEL) Hong Kong (HKG) 4595 1.04 £7.83  
22 Oct 07 Hong Kong (HKG) London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  
25 Oct 07 London (LHR) Philadelphia (PHL) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90  
2 Nov 07 Philadelphia (PHL) London (LHR) 3530.4 0.79 £5.90  
19 Dec 07 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  
19 Dec 07 Hong Kong (HKG) Melbourne (MEL) 4595 1.04 £7.83  

08 Jan 08

Melbourne (MEL) Singapore (SIN)
3747
0.84

£6.29

 

08 Jan 08

Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 6754 1.62 £12.13  

17 Jan 08

London (LHR) Helsinki (HEL) 1148 0.21 £1.51  

30 Jan 08

Helsinki (HEL) London (LHR) 1148 0.21 £1.51  

19 Feb 08

London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  

20 Feb 08

Hong Kong (HKG) Melbourne (MEL) 4595 1.04 £7.83  

12 Mar 08

Melbourne (MEL) Hobart (HBA) 382 0.08 £0.60  

15 Mar 08

Hobart (HBA) Melbourne (MEL) 382 0.08 £0.60  

17 Mar 08

Melbourne (MEL) Hong Kong (HKG) 4595 1.04 £7.83  

18 Mar 08

Hong Kong (HKG) London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54  

27 Apr 08

London (LHR) Helsinki (HEL) 1148 0.21 £1.51  

3 May 08

Helsinki (HEL) London (LHR) 1148 0.21 £1.51  
19 Jun 08 London (LHR) Seoul (ICN) 5510

1.28

£11.24  
03 Jul 08 Seoul (ICN) London (LHR) 5510 1.28 £11.24  
11 Jul 08 London (LHR) Bangkok (BKK) 5926.7 1.39 £10.42  
12 Jul 08 Bangkok (BKK) Sydney (SYD) 4682 1.07 £7.99  
13 Jul 08 Sydney (SYD) Melbourne (MEL) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  
20 Jul 08 Melbourne (MEL) Sydney (SYD) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  
21 Jul 08 Sydney (SYD) Melbourne (MEL) 436.6 0.09 £0.66  
27 Jul 08 Melbourne (MEL) Singapore (SIN)
3747
0.84

£6.29

 
27 Jul 08 Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 6754 1.62 £12.13  
6 Sep 08 London (LHR) Seoul (ICN) 5510

1.28

£11.24  
12 Sep 08 Seoul (ICN) London (LHR) 5510 1.28 £11.24  
22 Oct 08 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £12.38  
23 Oct 08 Hong Kong (HKG) Sydney (SYD) 4580.1 1.04 £9.16  
23 Oct 08 Sydney (SYD) Melbourne (MEL) 436.6 0.09 £0.82  
1 Nov 08 Melbourne (MEL)

Brisbane (BNE)

857 0.16 £1.39  
17 Nov 08

Brisbane (BNE)

Sydney (SYD) 467 0.09 £0.82  
17 Nov 08 Sydney (SYD) Hong Kong (HKG) 4580.1 1.04 £9.16  
17 Nov 08 Hong Kong (HKG) London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £12.38  
6 Feb 09 London (LHR) Singapore (SIN) 6754 1.62 £12.13
6 Feb 09 Singapore (SIN) Melbourne (MEL)
3747
0.84

£6.29

15 Feb 09 Melbourne (MEL) Brisbane (BNE) 859 0.16 £1.36
21 Feb 09 Brisbane (BNE) Singapore (SIN) 3820 0.85 £7.35
21 Feb 09 Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 6754 1.62 £12.13
1 Mar 09 London (LHR) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 4837.9 0.84 £8.28
1 Mar 09 Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) Monterrey (MXD) 535 0.1 £0.90
14 Mar 09 Monterrey (MXD) Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) 535 0.1 £0.90
14 Mar 09 Dallas Ft. Worth (DFW) Philadelphia (PHL) 1292 0.23 £1.98
21 Mar 09 Philadelphia (PHL) Chicago (ORD) 1292 0.23 £1.98
21 Mar 09 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) 3936.6 0.88 £6.62
20 May 09 London (LHR) Singapore (SIN) 6754 1.62 £12.13
21 May 09 Singapore (SIN) Melbourne (MEL)
3747
0.84

£6.29

1 Jun 09 Melbourne (MEL) Sydney (SYD) 436.6 0.09 £0.66
1 Jun 09 Sydney (SYD) Bangkok (BKK) 4682 1.07 £7.99
2 Jun 09 Bangkok (BKK) London (LHR) 5926.7 1.39 £10.42
28 Jun 09 London (LHR) Houston (IAH) 4823 1.1 £9.49
28 Jun 09 Houston (IAH) Monterrey (MTY) 426 0.09 £0.75
8 Jul 09 Monterrey (MTY) Houston (IAH) 426 0.09 £0.75
8 Jul 09 Houston (IAH) Oklahoma City (OKC) 397 0.08 £0.71
11 Jul 09 Oklahoma City (OKC) Houston (IAH) 397 0.08 £0.71
11 Jul 09 Houston (IAH) London (LHR) 4823 1.1 £9.49
25 Jul 09 London (LHR) Bangkok (BKK) 5936 1.39 £12.00
25 Jul 09 Bangkok (BKK) Taipei (TPE) 1572 0.28 £2.39
8 Aug 09 Taipei (TPE) Bangkok (BKK) 1572 0.28 £2.39
8 Aug 09 Bangkok (BKK) London (LHR) 5936 1.39 £12.00
19 Aug 09 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
19 Aug 09 Hong Kong (HKG) Melbourne (MEL) 4595 1.04 £7.83
7 Sep 09

Melbourne (MEL)

Singapore (SIN)
3747
0.84

£6.29

7 Sep 09 Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 6754 1.62 £12.13
31 Oct 09 London (LHR) Bangkok (BKK) 5936 1.39 £12.00
1 Nov 09 Bangkok (BKK) Taipei (TPE) 1572 0.28 £2.39
9 Nov 09 Taipei (TPE) Bangkok (BKK) 1572 0.28 £2.39
9 Nov 09 Bangkok (BKK) London (LHR) 5936 1.39 £12.00
25 Nov 09 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
26 Nov 09 Hong Kong (HKG) Kaohsiung (KHH) 393 0.08 £0.70
8 Dec 09 Kaohsiung (KHH) Hong Kong (HKG) 393 0.08 £0.70
8 Dec 09

Hong Kong (HKG)

London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
6 Mar 10 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
7 Mar 10 Hong Kong (HKG) Kaohsiung (KHH) 393 0.08 £0.70
13 Mar 10 Kaohsiung (KHH) Hong Kong (HKG) 393 0.08 £0.70
13 Mar 10

Hong Kong (HKG)

London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
21 Mar 10 London (LHR) Singapore (SIN) 6754 1.62 £12.13
2 Apr 10 Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 6754 1.62 £12.13
26 Jun 10 London (LHR) Singapore (SIN) 6754 1.62 £12.13
3 Jul 10 Singapore (SIN) London (LHR) 6754 1.62 £12.13
23 Jul 10 London (LHR) Copenhagen (CPH) 608 0.12 £0.87
26 Jul 10 Copenhagen (CPH) London (LHR) 608 0.12 £0.87

29 Jul 10

London (LHR) Toronto (YYZ) 3541.6 0.79 £5.92
29 Jul 10 Toronto (YYZ) San Francisco (SFO) 2253 0.4 £2.98
4 Aug 10 San Francisco (SFO) Denver (DEN) 966 0.17 £1.31
11 Aug 10

Denver (DEN) Philadelphia (PHL) 1553 0.27 £2.06
17 Aug 10 Philadelphia (PHL) Detroit (DTW) 453 0.09 £0.68
17 Aug 10 Detroit (DTW) Oklahoma (OKC) 899 0.16 £1.23
23 Aug 10 Oklahoma (OKC) Dallas (DFW) 188 0.05 £0.37
23 Aug 10 Dallas (DFW) San Diego (SAN) 1183 0.21 £1.58
8 Sep 10 San Francisco (SFO) Toronto (YYZ) 2253 0.4 £2.98
9 Sep 10 Toronto (YYZ) London (LHR) 3541.6 0.79 £5.92
25 Sep 10 Luton (LTN) Paris (CDG) 235 0.11 £0.85
27 Sep 10 Paris (CDG) Luton (LTN) 253 0.11 £0.85
30 Sep 10 London (LHR) Mumbai (BOM) 4480 1.01 £7.61
1 Oct 10 Mumbai (BOM) Chennai (MAA) 641 0.12 £0.91
1 Oct 10 Chennai (MAA) Port Blair (IXZ) 851 0.16 £1.17
15 Oct 10 Port Blair (IXZ) Chennai (MAA) 851 0.16 £1.17
15 Oct 10 Chennai (MAA) Mumbai (BOM) 641 0.12 £0.91
16 Oct 10 Mumbai (BOM) London (LHR) 4480 1.01 £7.61
27 Nov 10 London (LHR) Bangkok (BKK) 5926.7 1.39 £10.42
28 Nov 10 Bangkok (BKK) Sydney (SYD) 4682 1.07 £7.99
29 Nov 10 Sydney (SYD) Bangkok (BKK) 4682 1.07 £7.99
27 Nov 10 Bangkok (BKK) London (LHR) 5926.7 1.39 £10.42
7 Jan 11 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27
23 Jan 11 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27
13 Mar 11 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
29 Mar 11 Hong Kong (HKG) London (LHR) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
2 Jun 11 London (LHR) Chicago (ORD) 3936.6 0.88 £6.63

2 Jun 11

Chicago (ORD) San Francisco (SFO) 1842 0.32 £2.43
10 Jun 11 Private Cessna El Monte, CA (EMT) Boulder City, NV (BLD) 223 0.05 £0.41
10 Jun 11 Private Cessna Boulder City, NV (BLD) St George, UT (SGU) 102 0.04 £0.27
11 Jun 11 Private Cessna St George, UT (SGU) Page, AZ (PGA) 238 0.08 £0.57
11 Jun 11 Private Cessna Page, AZ (PGA) Grand Canyon, AZ (GCN) 156 0.06 £0.48
11 Jun 11 Private Cessna Grand Canyon, AZ (GCN) Boulder City, NV (BLD) 300 0.09 £0.65
12 Jun 11 Private Cessna Boulder City, NV (BLD) El Monte, CA (EMT) 223 0.05 £0.41
20 Jun 11 San Francisco (SFO) Chicago (ORD) 1842 0.32 £2.43
21 Jun 11 Chicago (ORD) London (LHR) 3936.6 0.88 £6.63
9 Jul 11 London (LHR) Hong Kong (HKG) 5987.6 1.41 £10.54
17 Jul 11 Hong Kong (HKG) ZhengZhou (CGO) 859 0.16 £1.18
17 Jul 11 ZhengZhou (CGO) Beijing (PEK) 796 0.16 £1.18
20 Jul 11 Beijing (PEK) Shanghai (SHA) 675 0.16 £1.18
2 Aug 11 Pu Dong (PVG) London (LHR) 5741 1.34 £11.45
19 Aug 11 London (LHR) San Francisco (SFO) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27
12 Sep 11 San Francisco (SFO) London (LHR) 5347.8 1.24 £9.27
7 Oct 11 London (LHR) Newark NJ (EWR) 3457 0.77 £5.77
18 Oct 11 Newark NJ (EWR) London (LHR) 3457 0.77 £5.77
29 Oct 11 London (LHR) Pu Dong (PVG) 5741 1.34 £11.45
5 Nov 11 Pu Dong (PVG) London (LHR) 5741 1.34 £11.45
7 Nov 11 Luton (LTN) Milan (MXP) 597 0.11 £0.84
7 Nov 11 Milan (MXP) Luton (LHR) 597 0.11 £0.84
12 Nov 11 London (LHR) Milan (MXP) 581 0.11 £0.84
23 Nov 11 Milan (MXP) London (LHR) 581 0.11 £0.84
7 Dec 11 Luton (LTN) Barcelona (BCN) 731 0.14 £1.02
12 Dec 11 Barcelona (BCN) Luton (LHR) 731 0.14 £1.02
6 Jan 12 Luton (LTN) Milan (MXP) 597 0.11 £0.84
7 Jan 12 Milan (MXP) Luton (LTN) 597 0.11 £0.84
21 Jan 12 London (LHR) Seoul (ICN) 5510

1.28

£11.24
22 Jan 12 Seoul (ICN) Nadi (NAN) 5051 1.16 £8.69
25 Jan 12 Nadi (NAN) Matei (TVU) 176 0.05 £0.35
6 Feb 12 Seoul (ICN) Seoul (ICN) 5051 1.16 £8.69

7 Feb 12

Seoul (ICN) London (LHR) 5510 1.28 £11.24
14 Feb 12 London (LHR) Milan (LIN) 609 0.12 £0.87
21 Feb 12 Milan (LIN) London (LHR) 609 0.12 £0.87
1 Mar 12 London (LHR) Milan (MXP) 581 0.11 £0.84
15 Mar 12 Milan (MXP) London (LHR) 581 0.11 £0.84
29 Mar 12 LUFTHANSA London (LHR) Dusseldorf (DUS) 311 0.07 £0.51
29 Mar 12 LUFTHANSA Dusseldorf (DUS) London (LHR)
5 May 12 London (LHR) Newark NJ (EWR) 3457 0.77 £5.77
28 May 12 Newark NJ (EWR) London (LHR) 3457 0.77 £5.77
11 Jun 12 London (LGW) Verona (VRN)      
15 Jun 12 Verona (VRN) London (LGW)      
15 Jun 12 London (LHR) Singapore (SIN)      
16 Jun 12 Singapore (SIN) Melbourne (MEL)      
4 Jul 12 Melbourne (MEL) Singapore (SIN)      
4 Jul 12 Singapore (SIN) London (LHR)
15 Jul 12 GermanWings London (LHR) Cologne (CGN)
17 Jul 12 GermanWings Cologne (CGN) London (LHR)
16 Aug 12 London (LHR) Philadelphia (PHL)
25 Aug 12 Philadelphia (PHL) London (LHR)
31 Aug 12 London (LHR) Paris (ORY)
16 Sep 12 LUFTHANSA Berlin (TXL) Rome (FCO)
21 Sep 12 Rome (FCO) London (LHR)
11 Nov 12 London (LHR) Denver (DEN)
24 Nov 12 Denver (DEN) London (LHR)
6 Jan 13 GermanWings London (LHR) Cologne (CGN)
28 Jan 13 Eurowings (Lufthansa) Hamburg (HAM) London (LHR)
21 Feb 13 Luton (LTN) Zurich (ZUR)
26 Feb 13 Zurich (ZUR) Luton (LTN)
19 Mar 13 London (LHR) Las Vegas (LAS)
25 Mar 13 Spirit Airlines Las Vegas (LAS) Oakland (OAK)
31 Mar 13 Spirit Airlines Oakland (OAK) Las Vegas (LAS)
31 Mar 13 Las Vegas (LAS) London (LHR)
12 May 13 Luton (LTN) Hamburg (HAM)
31 May 13 Amsterdam (AMS) Luton (LTN)
12 Jul 13 TAP Portugal London (LHR) Lisbon (LIS)
12 Jul 13 TAP Portugal Lisbon (LIS) Terceira (TER)
21 Jul 13 SATA Sao Jorge (SJZ) Ponta Delgada (PDL)
21 Jul 13 SATA Ponta Delgada (PDL) Terceira (TER)
22 Jul 13 TAP Portugal Terceira (TER) Lisbon (LIS)
22 Jul 13 TAP Portugal Lisbon (LIS) London (LHR)



Total 712619 160.97 £1258.30

 

 

Yearly totals # of flights # of miles travelled average miles travelled per flight
2001 5 9199 1840
2003 6 13466 2244
2004 10 27931 2793
2005 24 82678 3445
2006 19 49135 2587
2007 34 88605 2606
2008 30 104432 3482
2009 38 130857 3444
2010 32 91451 2858
2011 31 82457 2660
2012 30 94067 3136
2013 20 18749 937
2014 3 8 2
Total number of flights = 244
Total number of miles flown = 712619
amount of carbon dumped into the environment = 161 tonnes (apparently)

 

Discussion, and related topics:

The one thing I wanted to highlight with this page is that carbon offsetting is a very unprecise science... if you can call it a science at all. The companies that are selling you carbon offsets disagree with each other not only on the amounts of carbon that are discharged by air travel, but also on the cost to offset them. I do not think that all the offsetters are funding new projects, or using the money well. In any case, 60% or more of what you pay to offset is actually going on administration, and the companies' bottom line. Until there is definitive (or as close to possible) results for carbon discharge for air travel, i wouldn't pay any money to any company that is trying to guilt-trip me into buying carbon offsets.

For something that directly relates to this page of mine, I suggest you watch the Channel 4 Despatches episode 'The great green smokescreen' to get a better view on companies that are now selling you carbon offsetting and their differing methods.

If you've watched the film by Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth you will probably be thinking about reverting to a much simpler way of life.

Basically i don't trust all the science in Al Gores' film, he has selectively chosen scientific studies that only support his view in order to make his point. Foremost, he's a politician, not a climate scientist, and at the end of the day he's preaching because there is a lot of money to be made from green policies. And if the governments around the world have it their way, they may start TAXING us based on our carbon emissions.

For a general overview of counter-green issues, check this wikipedia article out.

How about watching the great global warming swindle - although much discussion has followed this programme and on the contributers to it.

Try and watch CBS Newsworld Doomsday called off.

Why are you such a sceptic?

Because green campaigners are employed to tell companies and the rest of us that there is a problem. Their job depends upon it, so they aren't going to take no for an answer are they? if there actually is no problem, they're out of a job surely? So its in their best interests to perpetuate the agenda of the global warming problem. While i agree that humans make a great impact, its not actual doomsday quite as they say it is - to justify their job.

Don't forget, that in the 1970's green campaigners and the scientific community were talking about 'The Big Chill' - yes, scientists looking at temperatures in a 50 year period noted that the temperature was dropping from WW2 until the late 70's, they expected it to continue and were warning of a coming ice-age!

I think that a similar thing has occured in recent years, people have seen rises in global temperatures over a very short space of time and its time to break out the gas masks and go live in the shelter you built in the garden that was no use in the cold war - that also never happened.

We are human, and we like to think that we are big and important, but the truth is, we are quite insignificant, and it is our own egos that make us think we are such a blight on the environment. Its also hard for us big-headed humans to comprehend the vastness of time, and that we are merely a bad smelling fart in the long long history of planet earth.

I have studied Geology academically, and the thing we kept coming back to was just how staggeringly long the earth has been around, and that we are actually coming out of an ice age anyway, so what do you think happens when you come out of an ice age? Bearing in mind these transition periods take 10,000 years or so, its gonna get a bit warmer eh?

 

CONCLUSION

I sound like a right old fascist eh? The immediate thing that people usually say to someone like me that questions the whole 'global warming crisis' is that I've been listening to the oil companies too much. Oh yeh? who do you think is trying to sell you the new 'renewable' forms of energy, and is setting up, financing the carbon offsetting programmes? The big oil companies, big business. So be wary of what you accuse me of.

I have mistrust of people with agendas and i don't trust what the governments have to say about this whole issue. Modern governments are a bit too quick to address tiny issues that concern the populace from one week to the next, instead of concentrating on enduring policy. This phenomenon has been summarised nicely in the metaphor 'Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering' go watch that series.

I don't like pollution, i realise that i am polluting by flying so much, for that, i apologise.

I don't trust any carbon 'offsetting' scheme, they are mostly deeply flawed, and just another way for someone to trick you out of your money under the guise of a good cause.

Its a good plan though, all this bru-ha ha about global warming, its a convenient way to take the publics' attention away from the middle-east and the total mess we're in over there.

MY DEFENSE:
I think my shiniest attribute is that i don't own a car and i can bet thats more than the majority of you armchair critics can respond with.

When I work in London, i use the trains all the time (for my sins), even for short journeys into the town centre, it'll be by walking and the train. Around the world i favour public transport over anything else.

At the end of the day, there are way too many factors involved in arguing a point either way, its up to each of us to make our own minds up, and not be preached to, we're all human, and make mistakes in facts and in judgement. So in all honesty, we have no hope, we are a meandering bunch of lunatics destined for that religious apocolypse that some people would have you believe is also, fast approaching.