Is it Wrong to Fly? - Glad You Asked S1

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Published on 8 Jan 2020, 13:01
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.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle
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Share of airplane trips by American adults
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This is how global warming is reshaping Greenland
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Hydrocarbon combustion
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As Billions More Fly, Here’s How Aviation Could Evolve
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According to the annual Airlines for America report, 48 percent of travelers in the United States flew on an airline in 2017.
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