Global warming also named climate change are directly related to what’s known as Gases of the Green House effect. Every fossil fuel we burn produces Carbon Dioxide (CO²), which is the most known of all gases that we polute our environment with, but what is not so known is that there’s other gases, such as Methane, that is 25 times more potent per kilogram than CO², or Nitrous Oxide (remember that movie?), that is 300 times more potent per kilo than CO². Yet CO² represents about 80%, Methane about 6% and Nitrous Oxide about 5% of all gases, if you do simple maths it’s easy to undestand that it’s not just our cars that contaminate the earth.
Indirect and direct carbon footprint refer to the calculation we do when we measure how much influence our actions take into the environment. Indirect referrs to everything that also involves the process. For example, in Sailing vs Plastic, measuring the indirect carbon footprint will involve calculating all emissions that happenned, for example, while bringing the food for the ocean crossing.
It is, therefore, a sensitive matter to calculate anyone’s or any project’s carbon footprint. We will implement a direct measurement as a symbolical way to stay awake, arise consciousness and bring a cleaner perspective towards it.
“Will it be cleaner to sail half way around the world for a year or to fly to the same destination in 30 hours? “