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Last updated: 25 April, 2007 - Published 11:51 GMT
 
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Fletch's Footprints
 

 
 
Air travel.
Air travel accounts for 3% of global CO2.
One of the buzz-phrases of the moment is "carbon footprint".

It means the amount of carbon a person is directly responsible for as a consequence of their lifestyle and hence how much the contribute to global
warming.

Drive a fast car, use loads of gadgets, fly round the world a lot and you'll have a big carbon footprint. Walk to work, and live in a shed and you'll have a carbon footprint as dainty as hermit's sandal.

While poorer people in developing countries generally have very low carbon footprints, it's probably no surprise that most people in developed countries tend to generate more than their fair share of CO2. And as the world looks for ways to reduce climate change, they're under pressure to cut the carbon.

Burger backstory
 By far the biggest part of the carbon footprint of the burger comes from cows who belch and fart a lot of methane.
 
James Fletcher.

The next report from the International Panel on Climate Change is about to be delivered so The World Today commissioned intrepid explorer James Fletcher to go on a personal journey to find out how just he measures up.

In his final report, James examines how his experience compares with people in developing countries with Dr Stephan Singer, climate change campaigner for the World Wildlife Fund.

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