The last time I flew I just wanted to puke
I feel this is an ethical imperative for a climate scientist: today we must have...
I think Europe should outlaw between-hub flights
…an urgent rethink required in the scientific community
We are influential, and what we do matters
I flew much less than most but was one of the most productive scientists
I hope to convince people that taking the train is a gain in quality time
…those who fly do not understand the advantages of a slower journey
I am unwilling to fly when each additional ton of emitted carbon threatens another human...
I decided that I should be living according to the scientific arguments that I accept...
Any flight now comes with a guilt of consciousness
The more I said “no” to flying, the more I wanted to stop altogether
The major challenge in New Zealand is that we are surrounded by ocean
Reading Peter’s book made me realize that this feeling of disconnect from the world of...
I realized how flying around the globe is aggravating the situation
Young scientists more worthy of choosing to flying on occasion
Since COP24 more sure than ever to carry on
I try to travel intercontinentally only in exceptional cases
As I am regarded as a leader in my company I believe/have hope that my...
It’s irresponsible to fly given what we know about its effects on our planet
I think carefully about whether or not to attend conferences
It’s been a very small price to pay
I do not want to be part of this problem anymore, so I stopped flying
Even for our work flying should be left as last resort
Inventing flying was an innovation, and inventing non-flying will be as well
I only fly if I really have to, for instance to get to Antarctica for...
I wonder if Virtual Reality could allow us to interact scientifically without the need to...
This is a bittersweet moment to be a climate scientist
I can now sign on to ‘No Fly’ in good conscience
I am appalled by the quantity of green house gases I generate when I fly!
My business trips in Europe are always by train, ferry or buses
As a baby boomer, I do what I can to offset the profligate lifestyles adopted...
The absurdity of flying to address climate change is difficult to ignore
What if AGU receives 10% less attendees?
It is time to (re-) establish the links between the science we all contribute to...
Against the odds, I hope.
I think sharing experiences about #flyingless is an important step
I’ve stayed in the field for extensive periods to reduce the need for multiple trips;...
Flying was a huge contradiction in my life
I believe it is a personal, individual responsibility of everyone to limit air travel
I reduced my flying 90% since August 2017…and it feels great!
Since beginning graduate school I have been consolidating trips back home and academic travel into...
It became obvious that this was the right decision after the birth of my daughter
People seem to see me as a more authentic climate scientist
The hassle, expense, and carbon footprint involved should not be expectations for our advancement as...
I had to make my travel consistent with my research
I definitely don’t miss airports, uncomfortable planes, and lousy hotels
We have to curb carbon emissions today, not tomorrow
I used to commute by plane to live with my wife – it was insane
I am a huge proponent of human-powered transit
Air travel has accounted for a large portion of my carbon footprint
Changing jobs slashed my travel by two-thirds
Carbon budgets are brutal
…being a researcher in the global South brings extra challenges
…every time I weighed up in favour of not flying
I now try to make my PhD plane-free
I have two beautiful children and cannot countenance the dichotomy…
I emit about 8 tonnes of CO2 due to science-related travel (conferences and field work)
“Ah, so you mean you do what you preach?!”
…the technology for remote meetings and conferences has really taken off
Traveling by train is so much more enjoyable and productive
Traveling to conferences by train is surprisingly fun!
Universities need to offer better advice to their academics of non flying options
…effective advocacy starts when we change our own lives
I’m not willing to put my name on the carbon associated with travel
We are trying to be the change we want to see in the world
This not only is a polite answer, it also sets the organisers thinking
What I like about flying less is that it is efficient: it saves time and...
My hypocrisy angst about flying around the planet to save the planet became chronic
I saw my own carbon budget
I had to act. I wanted the world to change. Sound the alarm, drive the...