New work from #flyingless academic supporters

Members of our list of #flyingless academic supporters have been busy!

  1. This coming Tuesday, March 28, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden is hosting an event that poses the striking question, “Should scientists stop flying?” The subtitle is “decoupling knowledge from carbon in an age of climate change.” It includes Kimberly Nicholas (Associate Professor of Sustainability Science, Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies) and Kevin Anderson (Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership, Uppsala University, and Deputy Director of Tyndall Centre, UK). Of course, the event will be livestreamed.
  2. It’s time to wake up to the devastating impact flying has on the environment,” writes Roger Tyers (Environmental Sociologist, University of Southampton), in a recent article in the Conversation. “Aircraft are becoming more fuel-efficient, but not quickly enough to offset the huge demand in growth.”
  3. Supporters James Higham, Francis Markham, and colleagues also have a recent article in the Conversation, “Life in a post-flying Australia, and why it might actually be ok.” They offer counterpoints to nine commonly heard objections to this claim.
  4. Rupert Read offers an article in Medium with the title, “Climate change is a white swan.” He writes: “There’s nothing unexpected about the coming catastrophe: it is approaching us ‘smoothly’. And yet we’re doing so little to stop it. What gives?”

If you are an academic, and would like to be added to our list of #flyingless supporters, or if you already are a supporter and would like to share your recent writing, please email academicflyingpetition@gmail.com.

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