Humanity is committed under the Paris agreements to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in order to mitigate the ongoing climate catastrophe. I have read the scientific reports estimating the current “global carbon budget” not to be exceeded, and taken note of the carbon footprint of long-haul flights. I endorse the notion of “climate emergency.” I am committed to drastically reducing my travel by plane and reach a zero-fly objective by 2020.
Xavier Anglaret’s research is in the area of infectious diseases in lower income countries. He works closely with university colleagues in Côte d’Ivoire (West Africa). Their main areas of research are HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and viral hemorrhagic fevers.