Beyond Flying: Rethinking Air Travel in a Globally Connected World

Beyond Flying: Rethinking Air Travel in a Globally Connected World

By: Chris Watson (author), Chris Watson (editor), Kevin Anderson (with), Saci Lloyd (with), Bennion Bennion (with), Chris Brazier (with), Rob Hopkins (with), Kate Andrews (with), Krumdieck Krumdieck (with), John Stewart (with)Paperback

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Fourteen authors from around the world share their stories about how they came to the conclusion that reducing their air travel was necessary to avoid playing their part in climate change, and how they changed values and attitudes to businesses and personal travel. These are the stories of how these remarkable people found easy and better ways of living and working in a globalised world with less air travel.

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About Author

Chris Watson grew up in an airline family and is passionate about flying but began taking personal responsibility for his aviation impact on the environment after learning that the industry increased emissions since the 1990 Earth Summit and has no plan to decarbonise aviation. He sees aviation as the defining issue in personal emissions management because it requires behaviour modification to achieve rapid decarbonisation (while most other activities can be achieved by efficient methods such as electric cars).

Contents

Friends of the Earth: rethinking travel Foreword by Peter McManners Preface Introduction Part 1 Thinking beyond flying 1. To fly or not to fly? Chris Brazier 2. Deciding never to fly again Rob Hopkins 3. Young people and climate change Saci Lloyd 4. Waking up to the downsides of flying John Stewart 5. Slow and low - the way to go: a systems view of travel emissions Kevin Anderson Part 2 Business beyond flying 6. A green travel experiment Chris Watson 7. Trains versus planes: building a low-carbon travel agency Kate Andrews 8. Going cold turkey: a law practice without any flights Tom Bennion 9. The no-flying conference: Signs of Change Susan Krumdieck 10. Slowlier than thou: why flight-free travel is about better, not less Ed Gillespie Part 2 Savouring the journey 11. The human engine: bicycling to Beijing Chris Smith 12. Walking distance: Europe on foot Adam Weymouth 13. bike2oz: the world going through you instead of around you Lowanna Doye 14. A small matter of distance: trying not to fly to climate talks Nic Seton 15. Travel on a hot planet: exploring the global tourist industry overland Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh How to fly less Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780857842091
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780857842091
  • weight: 136
  • ISBN10: 0857842099

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