I last flew 11 years ago and haven’t missed it. That’s because I see it not as my loss but my unborn grandchildren’s gain, like becoming vegan and trying to eliminate single-use plastic from my life. I can’t think of a better motivation. I think we should all embrace with joy the idea of treading lightly on the earth, (rather than celebrating its beauties by plane and therefore increasing the threat) and I wish the media would acknowledge the science because it’s hard to tell people without sounding sanctimonious and judgemental. But for many of us it ISN’T hard not to fly. There is much beauty to discover in my home country.