Eco Friendly Travel in Australia
Let us face the fact, the world is changing, and not in a good way. There has been a serious surge in global temperatures as a result of global warming. Sea levels are rising, greenhouse gases are on the rise, and species of flora and fauna are dying. We are now in a perilous position. There is no longer any room for messing about. Something must be done today, or it will be too late to go back. This pressure has influenced every aspect of our lives. We now need to be more conservative with water, we must be smarter with our energy usage, and we have to adopt an eco-friendly mindset to our everyday lives. This has even influenced how we holiday. People are now choosing to travel in a more environmentally sound mindset. Planes have been swapped to ferries and the activities that we choose to partake in have been thought out meticulously. This article will discuss how tourism in Australia has changed for the better in the wake of climate change.
No More Endangering Animals
The threat to animals around the world is a serious one. The activities that we choose to partake in can have a serious impact on such animals. Therefore, making sure that tourism does not involve any cruelty, or danger, to animals is paramount. Sydney whale watching has grown in popularity due to its minimal impact on the natural ecosystem of whales. When one compares this to trips into the Outback it can easily be seen why it is favored. In the past, it has been reported that a large amount of litter was constantly left out in the wild by tourist groups. This is disappointing to think that we cannot be trusted to play our part in the fight against climate change.
Education through Tourism
Australia has some of the worst affected areas due to climate change. The holes in the O-Zone layer have caused the Aussie sun to become even more lethal than what is already was. The UV index of the sun in certain parts of Australia has resulted in increased rates of skin cancers. This is an example of a knock-on effect of global warming that is not just related to temperature. By going to these areas, people are learning first-hand of how serious the problem is. There is no better education than experience.
Global warming is a serious issue. Without change, we are condemned to the faith of the universe.