Biographies

Carbon budgets are brutal

Kevin Anderson
Earth Scientist


As a baby boomer, I do what I can to offset the profligate lifestyles adopted...

Trevor Goward
Earth Scientist


…being a researcher in the global South brings extra challenges

Chandni Singh
Earth Scientist


Air travel has accounted for a large portion of my carbon footprint

John Ayers
Earth Scientist


I decided that I should be living according to the scientific arguments that I accept...

Annie Hughes
Earth Scientist


This is a bittersweet moment to be a climate scientist

Anna Scott
Earth Scientist


We are influential, and what we do matters

Alice Larkin
Earth Scientist


I can now sign on to ‘No Fly’ in good conscience

Brad Marston
Earth Scientist


…an urgent rethink required in the scientific community

Andreas Heinemeyer
Earth Scientist


Inventing flying was an innovation, and inventing non-flying will be as well

Christoph Kueffer
Earth Scientist


I am a huge proponent of human-powered transit

Rebecca Clark
Earth Scientist


I reduced my flying 90% since August 2017…and it feels great!

Toby Spribille
Earth Scientist


Universities need to offer better advice to their academics of non flying options

Richard Coppell
Earth Scientist


I had to make my travel consistent with my research

Laurent Bedoussac
Earth Scientist


It is time to (re-) establish the links between the science we all contribute to...

Sven Lukas
Earth Scientist


I only fly if I really have to, for instance to get to Antarctica for...

Ella Gilbert
Earth Scientist


I saw my own carbon budget

Maria Johansson
Earth Scientist


I think Europe should outlaw between-hub flights

Wolfgang Cramer
Earth Scientist


I used to commute by plane to live with my wife – it was insane

Loys Maingon
Earth Scientist


I realized how flying around the globe is aggravating the situation

Karine Leblanc
Earth Scientist


“Ah, so you mean you do what you preach?!”

Heike Hübener
Earth Scientist


…the technology for remote meetings and conferences has really taken off

Lenore Fahrig
Earth Scientist


What I like about flying less is that it is efficient: it saves time and...

Sandra Passchier
Earth Scientist


My hypocrisy angst about flying around the planet to save the planet became chronic

Phoebe Barnard
Earth Scientist


I flew much less than most but was one of the most productive scientists

Steven Ghan
Earth Scientist


Traveling by train is so much more enjoyable and productive

Alistair Ford
Earth Scientist


Since COP24 more sure than ever to carry on

Franziska Tanneberger
Earth Scientist


As I am regarded as a leader in my company I believe/have hope that my...

Matthias Jakob
Earth Scientist


We have to curb carbon emissions today, not tomorrow

Lorenz Keyßer
Earth Scientist


I believe it is a personal, individual responsibility of everyone to limit air travel

Matthias Schröter
Earth Scientist


The hassle, expense, and carbon footprint involved should not be expectations for our advancement as...

John Wares
Earth Scientist


…effective advocacy starts when we change our own lives

Peter Kalmus
Earth Scientist


My business trips in Europe are always by train, ferry or buses

Eloi DRONIOU
Earth Scientist


I think carefully about whether or not to attend conferences

Mark Tebboth
Earth Scientist


I’ve stayed in the field for extensive periods to reduce the need for multiple trips;...

Karen Cameron
Earth Scientist


The absurdity of flying to address climate change is difficult to ignore

Nick Brooks
Earth Scientist


I hope to convince people that taking the train is a gain in quality time

Bernhard Steinberger
Earth Scientist


Traveling to conferences by train is surprisingly fun!

Benedikt Langenbach
Earth Scientist


Reading Peter’s book made me realize that this feeling of disconnect from the world of...

Nadir Jeevanjee
Earth Scientist


The last time I flew I just wanted to puke

David Archer
Earth Scientist


I emit about 8 tonnes of CO2 due to science-related travel (conferences and field work)

Richard Fernandes
Earth Scientist


I now try to make my PhD plane-free

César Deschamps-Berger
Earth Scientist


I definitely don’t miss airports, uncomfortable planes, and lousy hotels

Bill Patzert
Earth Scientist


I had to act. I wanted the world to change. Sound the alarm, drive the...

Maria Helena Cruz de Carvalho
Earth Scientist


It became obvious that this was the right decision after the birth of my daughter

Nathalie Schaller
Earth Scientist


People seem to see me as a more authentic climate scientist

Stefan Hofer
Earth Scientist


I use the night train

Marc Deconchat
Earth Scientist


The major challenge in New Zealand is that we are surrounded by ocean

Susan Ellis
Earth Scientist


…those who fly do not understand the advantages of a slower journey

Ian ‘Harry’ Harris
Earth Scientist


We are trying to be the change we want to see in the world

Ellen & Dirk Maas
Earth Scientist


This not only is a polite answer, it also sets the organisers thinking

Helga Kromp-Kolb
Earth Scientist


I am appalled by the quantity of green house gases I generate when I fly!

Benoît St-Onge
Earth Scientist


I do not want to be part of this problem anymore, so I stopped flying

Lina Wendt-Rasch
Earth Scientist


It’s irresponsible to fly given what we know about its effects on our planet

W. Sean Chamberlin
Earth Scientist


Many alternatives exist!

Eric Guilyardi
Earth Scientist


Any flight now comes with a guilt of consciousness

Jiri Hulcr
Earth Scientist


It’s been a very small price to pay

Rebecca Artz
Earth Scientist


I wonder if Virtual Reality could allow us to interact scientifically without the need to...

Luc Steinbuch
Earth Scientist


I think sharing experiences about #flyingless is an important step

Anne Van Loon
Earth Scientist


I’m not willing to put my name on the carbon associated with travel

Robert Marra
Earth Scientist


I have two beautiful children and cannot countenance the dichotomy…

Adam Hartland
Earth Scientist


Flying was a huge contradiction in my life

Gordon Blair
Earth Scientist


Young scientists more worthy of choosing to flying on occasion

Richard Allan
Earth Scientist


I am unwilling to fly when each additional ton of emitted carbon threatens another human...

Nick Cowern
Earth Scientist


What if AGU receives 10% less attendees?

Laurent Husson
Earth Scientist


The more I said “no” to flying, the more I wanted to stop altogether

Kim Cobb
Earth Scientist


Flight-free since 2004

Dave Reay
Earth Scientist


Since beginning graduate school I have been consolidating trips back home and academic travel into...

Henri Drake
Earth Scientist


I feel this is an ethical imperative for a climate scientist: today we must have...

Paolo Gabrielli
Earth Scientist


I try to travel intercontinentally only in exceptional cases

Mara Baudena
Earth Scientist


Against the odds, I hope.

Hai Nguyen
Earth Scientist


…every time I weighed up in favour of not flying

Erica Thompson
Earth Scientist


Changing jobs slashed my travel by two-thirds

Griša Močnik
Earth Scientist


Even for our work flying should be left as last resort

Fabian Kemps Verhage
Earth Scientist