Jul 30, 2015 - 6:23 PM
Most people are aware of global warming, the problems it causes, and will be causing in the near future. The Swiss Alps we all love and wish to visit are already suffering heavily from the warmer climate.
The warm Summer of this year is another sad example of rapidly melting glaciers. Today's news article on 20minuten.ch shows pictures of the process. Glaciologists predict that almost all glaciers will disappear over the next decades if global warming continues.
As a visitor to Switzerland, you can help to preserve Alpine nature:
- Travel by train across Switzerland. This is eco-friendlier than driving, and a very pleasant way to travel;
- Compensate for the CO2 emission of your ride or flight to and from Switzerland.
Compensating for your trip is very easy to do through the Swiss organization myclimate. You can make a donation based on the mode of transport and distance. Myclimate will use your donation for carbon offset projects around the world, including reforestation and investments in renewable energy.
A donation of € 94 compensates for a flight from Singapore to Zurich and back (one traveler). That's just a small portion of the average holiday budget, but makes a big difference in preserving the Alps for future generations. Further examples: from New York, € 56 compensates emissions. From London, only € 9 is enough. See www.myclimate.org/ private-clients/ to find the costs for your trip.
I made my donation today. I hope you do as well!
Thanks a lot, enjoy your holidays and the Swiss Alps!
Last modified on Jul 30, 2015 - 7:20 PM by Arno