New research suggests – somewhat irritatingly – going on holiday is four times worse for the climate than previously thought.

Flying, lavish eating, hotel maintenance & souvenirs all add up to a speedo-tightening 8% of global CO2 emissions.

So should we pack an extra suitcase of guilt on the easyjet to Magaluf? Can tourism ever be light touch, let alone beneficial for the places we go? And what the hell is an ecotourist when it’s at home (or abroad, more to the point)?

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