Fear of (everybody else) flying

Air travel worsens climate crisis – unless passengers are climate activists and wealthy elites Guest post by Duggan Flanakin Just over a year ago, newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) shocked the world by proposing a Green New Deal. One of its more controversial provisions was a proposal…

Academic air travel has a limited influence on professional success

From the Journal of Cleaner Production. SethWynes, Simon D.Donner, SteuartTannason, NoniNabors https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.109 We found no significant difference between Green and Not-green academics in total air travel emissions, or in the types of emissions that might be easiest to avoid. Abstract Lowering the growth in greenhouse gas emissions from air travel may be critical for avoiding…