Need to get from New York to Paris? Or San Diego? Chances are you’re not taking a car or a bus or a boat to go there. Instead, you’d hop on a plane. But aside from hurting your wallet, commercial flights also hurt the planet, contributing to the continuous input of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that is in turn contributing to climate change. So what if we stopped flights? What would happen?
[…] Grounded (commercial flight is banned): Climate activist and TIME Person of the Year Greta Thunberg sailed to the US rather than flying, reminding us that planes contribute to climate change. Thunberg successfully encouraged Swedes to reduce their flights (domestic-flight passengers were down 8% this year). Maybe the US can be next? […]