Resources

Research paper on importance of role modeling (reducing one’s own emissions), by Gächter and Renner

Research paper relating emissions to credibility of advocates, by Attari et al.

Masters thesis on how our influence spreads as we fly less, by Westlake

Excellent video by Hugh Hunt on visualizing the carbon impact of flying

Flying Less, a petition for academics with over 400 signatories

Climate Change: Views from the Humanities, a nearly carbon-neutral conference hosted by UCSB in 2016

Here’s an interesting model for conferences: a conference that halves emissions per participant by distributing the conference across four continents while still keeping the personal feel. (Thanks, Richard Parncutt!)

Airplane cabin air contains toxins from engine lubricants

Simple spreadsheet to determine associated CO2 emissions for people who fly in smaller aircraft (thanks to Paul Grogan and Steve Matthews): CO2 emissions calculator for travel in small fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft

We are students who launched a European Citizens’ Initiative, a participatory democracy instrument. We propose the introduction of a kerosene tax for flights within the EU. More information and link to the petition on our website: https://www.endingaviationfueltaxexemption.eu/

We are planning a September 2019 conference and hackathon to create an app about changing behaviour to reduce climate change. We want to meet from ‘no-fly’ hubs around the world by linking up remotely. We need your help! Get involved at: https://myinnerplanet.weebly.com/ 

A May, 2019 article published in Physics World on a study concluding that flying a lot does not mean higher productivity for academics (thanks to Simon Donner): https://physicsworld.com/a/reducing-air-travel-does-not-impact-academic-productivity-claims-study/

A September, 2018 article in Science News on a study suggesting that using less fossil fuel makes us better advocates for climate action (thanks to Shahzeen Attari): https://www.sciencenews.org/article/shahzeen-attari-sn-10-scientists-to-watch Read the source paper: Statements about climate researchers’ carbon footprints affect their credibility and the impact of their advice.