German trains (or more specifically, trains run by Deutsche Bahn/DB , which is the only really major train company in Germany and the one that ran Thunberg's train) take on more passengers than available seats. It is possible to place seat reservations in advance in addition to the purchase of your train ticket. If you don't make a reservation, you can still ...
The Daily Mail words their claim as follows:
[The yacht skipper Nikki] Henderson's flight from Britain to the US likely produced the same amount of emissions the journey hoped to save, countering Ms Thunberg's mission
This incorrectly characterizes the net CO2 gain of the voyage, because Henderson purchased carbon offsets. Of course, carbon offsets are not ...
The issue started with a Tweet by Thunberg showing her sitting on the floor because of "overcrowded trains":
The German train company responded with a passive-aggressive tweet saying that she had a first class seat reserved.
This resulted in attacks against Thunberg online, as well as accusations that the image of her sitting on the floor was fake.
Initially, I wrote that this was just silly, but now I see it is worse than that. It is tautological.
Map of rail route on the right.
Perhaps the funniest idea of this conspiracy theory is that there is a single, cohesive proposal for a new high speed rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne, rather than a political quagmire.
The Wikipedia page ...
The data is different for just the US:
The primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States
Transportation (28.9 percent of 2017 greenhouse gas emissions) – The
transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas
emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come
from burning fossil ...