Tourism has become a threat to Earth


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A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney, revealed that eight percent of carbon emissions in the atmosphere is due to tourism. About it reports BBC News.

The authors examined the fluxes of greenhouse gases in 160 countries worldwide from 2009 to 2013 and found that the tourist business is one of the reasons of global pollution of the planet.

The US led the ranking by volume is produced by the tourists of carbon dioxide. In second place was China, followed by India and Germany. In these countries, most of the carbon emissions occurred in domestic travel.

The study also showed that in Islands such as the Maldives, Cyprus and the Seychelles, the tourism industry is responsible for 80 percent of the pollution from the total amount of emitted harmful gases.

In December 2017 the authorities of the Indonesian island of Bali has declared a state of emergency because of the garbage that is taken out of the sea on the coast. Indonesia has zanimala second in the world after China in the ranking of States with the highest amount of garbage in the coastal zone. According to experts, the country annually produces 1.29 million tons of waste.

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