"if we want to stop the planet from cooking, we will simply have to stop traveling at the kind of speeds that planes permit.This is now broadly understood by almost everyone I meet. But it has had no impact whatever on their behavior. When I challenge my friends about their planned weekend in Rome or their holiday in Florida, they respond with a strange, distant smile and avert their eyes. They just want to enjoy themselves. Who am I to spoil their fun? The moral dissonance is deafening." Read the whole thing at ::Alternet.org
Controversial British Writer George Monbiot has raised the ire of treehugger readers before; he hits a nerve. We can write, as we do, about the environmental costs of flying but George does it with style.