Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)

Is it Wrong to Fly?  – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)

Air travel is a quintessential product of the fossil fuel era: It’s both highly convenient and difficult to replace with alternatives. Now as the impacts of climate change are becoming more urgent, a growing “flight shame” movement is prompting consumers to question their air travel. Glad You Asked host Joss Fong explores the ethical implications of flying in a world on the brink of crisis.

Key Sources:
Myclimate flight emission calculator

Observed Arctic sea-ice loss directly follows anthropogenic CO2 emission

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle

Carbon Footprint Calculations for Average Americans

Share of airplane trips by American adults

Technological, economic and environmental prospects of all-electric aircraft

Maps of Greenland Ice Sheet

This is how global warming is reshaping Greenland

Contrail cirrus radiative forcing for future air traffic

Hydrocarbon combustion

The year in aviation: Billions of passengers, two high-profile accidents

Boeing CEO: Over 80% of the world has never taken a flight.

As Billions More Fly, Here’s How Aviation Could Evolve

According to the annual Airlines for America report, 48 percent of travelers in the United States flew on an airline in 2017.

Climate change in the US will hurt poor people the most, according to a bombshell federal report


Pipistrel Alpha Electro

Air Transport Action Group

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