There are different environmental problems that have become a major concern for people in the present times. Habitat fragmentation and destruction, stratospheric ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, change in global climate, pesticides, herbicides, acid deposition, thermal pollution, pollution of ground and surface water and oil spills are some examples of direct environmental issues.Growth in human population, urbanisation, unsustainable consumerism, inequities in the distribution of wealth and international conflicts are some prominent examples of indirect environment issues. All such environmental issues are being viewed in entirety at present in order to ameliorate them and to ensure future of sustained life on the planet.
Environmental Problems Taking a Toll on the Industry for Tour and Travel
The stress on preventive measures in place of curative measures for eliminating environmental problems has further contributed to the aggravation of such problems. There are certain environmental problems that are also found taking a toll on the tour and travel industry. It is necessary for stakeholders to address these problems and even seek out some long term solutions for these issues. Some environmental problems that are affecting the tour and travel industry are as follows:
Greenhouse Gas Releases
Greenhouse gas releases and their effect on the changes in climate are a major environmental problem for the aviation industry which ferries a larger number of tourists to different parts of the world. Aviation generally produces around 2% of gas emissions. There is one way in which the aviation arena is working on this issue and it is by rolling out more advanced planes with engines that are fuel efficient. This means decreased carbon emissions. Nevertheless, not all the airlines have the affordability of buying or manufacturing such aircraft and especially the poor countries.