A team of researchers from California State University, Monterey Bay; Texas A&M; and San Francisco State University surveyed travelers about their knowledge and thoughts about climate and travel, exploring barriers and opportunities to supporting climate when traveling.
A total of 752 surveys were completed between March-June 2021 by respondents accessed through Tomorrow’s Air and Adventure.Travel (60% of respondents) and Climeworks (40% of respondents) databases.
Even in a survey population more likely to understand carbon removal and its variations, it was significant to find misconceptions such as confusing carbon removal with carbon capture utilization and storage (a technique used in enhanced oil recovery) and the characterization of sustainable lifestyle modifications as ‘carbon removal.’
This highlights the important opportunity we have before us to develop and share engaging and, credible climate action education, including plain facts about carbon removal and its role in restoring our climate.
Additional key findings include:
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