Environmental Science and Technology Journal: The Most Environmentally Friendly Modes of Transportation

The Environmental Science and Technology journal published the study, “Specific Climate Impact of Passenger and Freight Transport,” which analyzed modes of transportation to include car, air, ship, and train, to determine which mode was the most environmentally friendly. The study compared the emissions rate of the various modes against the rise and fall of  global temperatures over several periods of time.

The study concluded that:

  • Ship and rail travel were the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation.
  • Car emissions had a longer-term impact on the environment than did airplane emissions.

To read the full journal article by Jens Borken-Kleefeld, Terje Bernsten, and Jan Fuglestvedt, please click here.

Information for this post was taken from the article, “Green travel: rail rules, cars drool (and planes do alright),” by Matt Ford.

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