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As someone who routinely has to take long car rides from Michigan to New Jersey to visit family, I often find myself somewhere on Route 80 in the middle of Pennsylvania wishing I'd flown. We live right at the border of where driving home seems reasonable. If we lived in Chicago – or even two hours away in Grand Rapids -- I doubt we'd ever drive back to New Jersey. But we do. With three antsy kids in the back, a husband resistant to bathroom breaks (because each stop adds a half hour on to our already 10-hour drive), and spotty cellphone coverage along the route, it's easy to think flying would be easier. If it weren't for that pesky TSA, the checked baggage fee, and having to pay for five airplane tickets, flying would be a no-brainer.
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# For driving, CO2 emissions for gasoline is calculated at 8.8 kg CO2/gal tailpipe (source) + 2.21 kg CO2/gal upstream (source). Diesel is calculated at 10.1 kg CO2/gal tailpipe (source) + 2.42 kg CO2/gal upstream (source). # For flying, CO2 emissions is based on data from the GHG Protocol Mobile Combustion Tool (source). Calculation uses Radiative Forcing Index of 1.9 based on TRADEOFF Project (source). # This calculator does not currently support battery electric, hydrogen, or compressed natural gas vehicles.
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