Wednesday, June 5, 2019

No Fly Climate Science

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Environmental & Science Education
Climate Change
Edward Hessler

There are Earth scientists and academics who either don't fly or who fly less. They are motivated by by the threat of global warming believing that it's important to align their daily life choices with that reality. Actions not words.

They focus on the academic community "because academics are expected to attend conferences, workshops, and meetings. Many academics, including Earth scientists, have large climate footprints dominated by flying. Meanwhile, colleges and universities ostensibly exist to make a better future, especially for young people. We want out institutions to live up to that promise."

Earth Scientist Dr. Peter Kalmus founded No Fly Climate Science. Members make their own decisions about their travel but "try to fly as little as possible while pushing for systemic change, especially through (their) home institutions.'"

You may learn more about him here. Kalmus is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The 17 May 2019 issue of Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) has an in depth article about this group. However, only the summary is available to non-members.

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