Flight shaming: how to spread the campaign that made Swedes give up flying for good

The Swedish 'flight shame' campaign was a runaway success. We asked those it affected how it influenced their travel behaviour.

Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Karlstad University, and Research fellow in Planetary Boundaries Research Network, Stockholm University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change greta-thunberg air-travel aviation airplane-emissions air-travel-and-global-warming flight-shame flygskam

Flight shame – how the campaign that persuaded Swedes to give up flying could capitalise on COVID-19

The Swedish 'flight shame' campaign was a runaway success. We asked those it affected how it influenced their travel behaviour.

Avit K Bhowmik, Assistant Professor, Karlstad University, and Research fellow in Planetary Boundaries Research Network, Stockholm University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change greta-thunberg air-travel aviation airplane-emissions air-travel-and-global-warming flight-shame flygskam

Green bailouts: relying on carbon offsetting will let polluting airlines off the hook

Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it's no solution to the climate crisis.

Ben Christopher Howard, Doctoral Researcher in Nature-based Solutions, University of Birmingham • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bailout net-zero-emissions-2050 airlines aviation flights carbon-offsets emissions-trading airline-bankruptcies

Grounded aircraft could make weather forecasts less reliable

More than one million weather observations were made by aircraft each day in 2019. Since the pandemic started, these have dropped by 90%.

Matthew Blackett, Reader in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards, Coventry University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus extreme-weather meteorology weather-forecasting aviation aeroplanes flights natural-hazards

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