I’m a senior academic who travels to many meetings a year, often by plane. I also have family in my native New Zealand, including my mother who is elderly and who I visit every couple of years. Now, my adult children are also starting to fly.
I am consumed with guilt about our carbon footprint, yet find it hard to imagine not traveling. I don’t know what the answer is but would like to discuss with others facing the same conflict.
I study the neural coding of space and direction, using electrophysiological single-neuron recording in awake behaving rodents.