I was a frequent flyer as an academic, travelling to many conferences worldwide. I hated the trouble of going through all the procedures of traveling. It is a stress for me.
I read all the time in the news of the impact of climate change and role of airline industry in this. In late 2018, I took it upon myself to limit my travels to emergencies. The COVID-19 pandemic hit, and it confirmed my belief that there is no need to travel unless there is an emergency. Now, I am able to participate in conferences and other academic activities online without leaving the comfort of my house. I guess it is better for me and the environment.
I am a professor of law at James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. I was trained as an international trade lawyer/scholar, but my interest expanded to include land and environmental issues, as well as agricultural and fisheries subsidies.