Julie Wheelwright

Professor - City, University of London
City, University of London

I have come to this realisation about the damage that aviation is doing, and my own part in it, very recently. I am a Canadian who lives in the UK with family in British Columbia. I am not yet able to completely give up flying for that reason but can start by giving up international conferences and lobbying my colleagues to do the same.

I am a writer (three books, mostly about the history of women in conflict situations) and academic. I run a Masters programme in non-fiction writing and have had a long career as a journalist. I would like to alert people to the need to give up flying by exposing how we’ve been seduced by the aviation/travel industry. I would like to expose its dark side and its real cost.