Flying less requires discipline and will-power, to resist tourism advertising and peer pressure. I still fly only to visit my immediate family. Flying less at least means not having to go through security, sit in uncomfortable seats, and otherwise be compromised for hours. I am trying to reduce my emissions in many other aspects of life, but it’s clear that won’t be sufficient. We need to change the very way society operates, switching to different technologies.
Former environmental consultant on hazardous materials in private industry and on many issues in the public sector. Award-winning contributor to about a dozen of Canada’s initial sustainable development strategies. Put into retirement by a right-wing government that was uninterested in knowing about the impacts of climate change and pollution on human health.