Flying is looked down upon in Sweden as much as plastic bags are in the UK.
Seriously, if you tell someone you plan on taking a plane for a journey that can definitely be done on the ground, like going from Stockholm to Oslo, you’ll probably experience some flygskam — that’s a now-popular Swedish word that loosely translates to “flight shame.”
Air travel is responsible for about 2.5% of global carbon dioxide emissions and the United Nations expects this to triple by 2050.
Why are carbon dioxide emissions increasing?
Well, if you ask Joaquin Phoenix he might mention a slight addiction that some of his peers in Hollywood seem to have to taking private jets everywhere. Those quick flights to and from Palm Springs definitely account for some emissions. Read more…
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