The issue has been significant among environmental scientists for years; the Flying Less campaign, aimed at academia, has been running since 2015. “I think every academic has to justify why they are flying to that particular ‘must-go’ conference. “When I was growing up, and certainly for the generation before, flying on holiday was not something you expected to do,” he says. Maja Rosén, who lives in Sweden and gave up flying in 2008, had always kept quiet when friends talked about flying abroad on holidays – until last year. But if you decide to give up flying or take a flight-free year, that makes others reflect.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 04:52 UTC