Boris Johnson’s Christmas break from Climate Change
Why ‘Flight Shaming’ is the wrong approach
There has been a bit of controversy over Boris Johnson’s Christmas holiday away from the UK. It seems unclear who actually paid for his £15,000 stay in a villa in the Grenadines. Leaving this story aside, it is also worth noting the carbon footprint of the PM’s holiday. According to www.Atmosfair.de, a first class return flight […]
No fly holidays
The awareness of how much damage flying does to the environment has been growing for years. More recently, this awareness has given risen to the new social phenonenom of ‘flight shaming’. This ‘shame’ arises where people feel bad about the damage they know they are causing, rather than being shamed by hoards of angry placard-waving, […]
Flying into trouble?
I used to be a huge fan of flying – and I certainly did my fair share. However, a sober assessment of the climate damage caused by flying in 2006 led me to give it up entirely, and seek out other options. I thought at the time that this would be a difficult aspect of […]
I feel sorry for the poor sods who live near a major airport like Heathrow. The skies around Sheffield seem to boom almost continuously with the noise of jet engines these days. And of course, we don’t even have an airport anymore. So living under the flight path of Heathrow must be pretty much unbearable […]