Carbon budgets are brutal
As a baby boomer, I do what I can to offset the profligate lifestyles adopted...
…being a researcher in the global South brings extra challenges
Air travel has accounted for a large portion of my carbon footprint
I decided that I should be living according to the scientific arguments that I accept...
This is a bittersweet moment to be a climate scientist
We are influential, and what we do matters
I can now sign on to ‘No Fly’ in good conscience
…an urgent rethink required in the scientific community
Inventing flying was an innovation, and inventing non-flying will be as well
I am a huge proponent of human-powered transit
I reduced my flying 90% since August 2017…and it feels great!
Universities need to offer better advice to their academics of non flying options
I had to make my travel consistent with my research
It is time to (re-) establish the links between the science we all contribute to...
I only fly if I really have to, for instance to get to Antarctica for...
I saw my own carbon budget
I think Europe should outlaw between-hub flights
I used to commute by plane to live with my wife – it was insane
I realized how flying around the globe is aggravating the situation
“Ah, so you mean you do what you preach?!”
…the technology for remote meetings and conferences has really taken off
What I like about flying less is that it is efficient: it saves time and...
My hypocrisy angst about flying around the planet to save the planet became chronic
I flew much less than most but was one of the most productive scientists
Traveling by train is so much more enjoyable and productive
Since COP24 more sure than ever to carry on
As I am regarded as a leader in my company I believe/have hope that my...
We have to curb carbon emissions today, not tomorrow
I believe it is a personal, individual responsibility of everyone to limit air travel
The hassle, expense, and carbon footprint involved should not be expectations for our advancement as...
…effective advocacy starts when we change our own lives
My business trips in Europe are always by train, ferry or buses
I think carefully about whether or not to attend conferences
I’ve stayed in the field for extensive periods to reduce the need for multiple trips;...
The absurdity of flying to address climate change is difficult to ignore
I hope to convince people that taking the train is a gain in quality time
Traveling to conferences by train is surprisingly fun!
Reading Peter’s book made me realize that this feeling of disconnect from the world of...
The last time I flew I just wanted to puke
I emit about 8 tonnes of CO2 due to science-related travel (conferences and field work)
I now try to make my PhD plane-free
I definitely don’t miss airports, uncomfortable planes, and lousy hotels
I had to act. I wanted the world to change. Sound the alarm, drive the...
It became obvious that this was the right decision after the birth of my daughter
People seem to see me as a more authentic climate scientist
The major challenge in New Zealand is that we are surrounded by ocean
…those who fly do not understand the advantages of a slower journey
We are trying to be the change we want to see in the world
This not only is a polite answer, it also sets the organisers thinking
I am appalled by the quantity of green house gases I generate when I fly!
I do not want to be part of this problem anymore, so I stopped flying
It’s irresponsible to fly given what we know about its effects on our planet
Any flight now comes with a guilt of consciousness
It’s been a very small price to pay
I wonder if Virtual Reality could allow us to interact scientifically without the need to...
I think sharing experiences about #flyingless is an important step
I’m not willing to put my name on the carbon associated with travel
I have two beautiful children and cannot countenance the dichotomy…
Flying was a huge contradiction in my life
Young scientists more worthy of choosing to flying on occasion
I am unwilling to fly when each additional ton of emitted carbon threatens another human...
What if AGU receives 10% less attendees?
The more I said “no” to flying, the more I wanted to stop altogether
Since beginning graduate school I have been consolidating trips back home and academic travel into...
I feel this is an ethical imperative for a climate scientist: today we must have...
I try to travel intercontinentally only in exceptional cases
Against the odds, I hope.
…every time I weighed up in favour of not flying
Changing jobs slashed my travel by two-thirds
Even for our work flying should be left as last resort