|Perception Shift - Car VS Plane from Canberra to Melbourne
||[Feb. 5th, 2007|07:17 pm]
I meant to put this post up a few weeks back, but now is more topical, I think.
I'm heading down to Melbourne in a few days to go to the Discworld convention.
Now I had wondered about flying down. It's quicker, easier and is less likely to knock me about. And if over time I get to a point where driving is too difficult then I'll have to look at my options. Looking at my options will include looking at the financial side and the greenhouse impact. As I just said in someone else's LJ, you want the governments to change their ways, you have to change first, and make a bit of noise about it. It's only when they see that it's a political issue that they'll act definitively.
After my recent trip to Parkes, I had a good idea of travel time, the fuel consumption of my car, what that worked out to in a dollar amount, etc. So before I look at the cost to the planet for a single trip to Melbourne, let's just look at the time and money going one way.
( Car VS Plane on a one-way trip to Melbourne.Collapse )