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A petition calling on universities and professional associations to greatly reduce flying. Tweets by Parke Wilde. academicflyingpetition@gmail.com
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flyingless 4h
Replying to @AndrewTMurphy
You are a winner. This one will go in the history books. Literally.
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flyingless 5h
It was a privilege to take 's class in 1993 and learn from his non-atomized interconnected perspective on economics. Prof Frank, you can see the influence of your ideas on our university flying initiative. Ask us any questions; we'll be glad to tell about it.
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flyingless 5h
Replying to @LeahSchade
Certainly. Calvary Church, United Methodist, Arlington, MA.
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flyingless 6h
Replying to @DoctorVive
Your excellent replies have already examined "realistically." In addition, examining who they mean by "we" may turn up "we the privileged and politically influential."
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flyingless 6h
Our climate decisions in high income countries matter not just for our own emissions, but also for leadership: "... first in the world to be based on the Paris agreement and may have an impact both in the UK and around the globe by inspiring...."
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flyingless 6h
Sitting at kitchen counter, watching the winter rain and reading the lovely daily environmental Lenten devotional by , which was chosen by my church this year (independently of my climate work).
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Clive Lewis MP 8h
Absoutely incredible news. It doesn't take a genius to work out that expansion is fundamentally incompatible with our climate targets and just transition. This is true politics and activism in action - expect much more of this going forwards.
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Dr. Genevieve Guenther 20h
The phrase "realistically, we're not going to stop [insert optional high-carbon activity here]" is doing a lot of unexamined and counterproductive ideological work.
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flyingless 16h
From the EdTech for Sustainability conference at Leiden University in the Netherlands this month, our main theme: "University communities can greatly reduce their flying while preserving what is important and delightful in academic life."
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Sam Knights Feb 21
Heathrow Airport has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2030, not including “emissions from planes”. BP is going carbon neutral by 2050, not including “emissions from the use of their products”. Capitalism is going to kill you. But it also thinks you’re stupid.
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @Malena_Ernman
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @giberti @philsturgeon
I've been following this feed with such appreciation, I even get the inside jokes and references to past episodes.
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @kevpluck
Please let me get back to work. Do we not have more important things to discuss? And also ...
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flyingless Feb 25
Yes, and that's just the intra-European travel. You would not believe how much time I spend planning a trip by freighter across the Atlantic (actually booked), and let's not even get started on the time it takes to plan trips to Delhi or Nairobi (dreams, just dreams).
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @ellomunro @morphizm
And truly we can sympathize. Environmental awareness gives us stress and anxiety. Careers are important. And holidays can in principle be a low-carbon form of prosperity (better than acquiring goods). IF we liberate ourselves from addiction to flying, much falls into place.
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flyingless Feb 25
Yes. The pressure to build new runways will soften if policy-makers have any evidence of widespread public or political courage to reduce flying (limited landing permits, carbon taxes, increased competition from trains, changes in public understanding and consumer demand).
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flyingless Feb 25
Important question. The best source may be groups concerned about local aviation impacts (most notably noise). When new runway capacity is built, it always seems to be used, for fairly profound economic reasons. It is difficult to build a runway and restrain landing permits.
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @climateunion
... of, and even experiment with in their own lives, deep economic transformation that includes even consumption change and not just technological advance. So being able to conceive of flying less is a typical quality of non-doomers who understand the climate emergency.
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @climateunion
I did not label people as doomers for disagreeing with our view on flying less. The causation was the other way around. My conjecture is that climate awareness puts people at risk of discouragement. And among those who are climate aware, people are happier if they can conceive...
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flyingless Feb 25
Replying to @climateunion
I like the methodology. And I like the drawdown list. (And I like your work, while we're on the topic!). But my conjecture, for your consideration, is that highly educated writers of the sort who produced the drawdown list have a particular sensitivity about aviation demand.
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