Air travel is one of the most polluting industries globally and every year since 2009 has seen a record-breaking amount of flights take off around the world, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The recent pandemic-enforced travel restrictions have taken the decision to fly out of our hands and nature has thanked us for the slowdown in human activity. We have seen a number of positive effects on the environment during lockdown, including decreased air pollution thanks to fewer planes; cleaner towns with louder birdsong thanks to less fuel-burning cars on the roads; and animal species thriving thanks to humans hitting the pause button.
But will that stop you flying again once lockdown has lifted? Has lockdown made you rethink how you will treat the planet from now on? Or are you desperate to satisfy that sense of adventure and get on a plane, after months of staying at home?
We want to know!
Here at Country Living, we have been researching the impact flying has on the planet and need your help to gather some numbers.
Answer the seven questions below to reveal a bit more about your post-lockdown travel plans...
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