When my colleague suggested we visit the Speelklok Museum, I was at first intrigued. What is this offbeat tourist attraction? A museum in logical Netherlands to do with spells? But no, it was ‘only’...
One reason why I publish my entire carbon offset every year and not just the flights (usually around February, if you're looking back in my timeline), is to show you the contribution of flights into the energy mix, and the difference between a year when I made intercontinental trips, vs regional, vs a year when I travelled less.
On the one hand, as someone from the developing world, I can say that the efficiency gains in the aviation industry of the past few decades has democratised mobility in much the same way as the internet has democratised access to knowledge. On my blog you can read what it is that I travel for, and to represent whom.
However, a great proportion of air travel growth are driven by increasingly frivolous reasons. Since air travel is incredibly carbon intensive, this is driving an increasingly untenable impact on the planet.
How much of that can be abated, I wonder, if there was no peer pressure to travel?
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