Staying grounded: the move towards flight-free travel

While climate change is leading many of us to think twice about jumping on carbon-emitting planes to get to our destinations, some travellers have already taken the matter into their own hands and are now travelling by train, ferry and even cargo ship

26th January, 2020
Staying grounded: the move towards flight-free travel
Evelyn Suttle had her first flight-free year in 2019. “We saw so many breathtakingly beautiful things that you wouldn’t have seen from the air.”

August 2019. Upstairs in Neary’s Pub, Chatham Street. My book club members were praising a fellow clubber, James, for his use of boat and train to attend an academic conference in London. James deflected the kudos, describing how he later boarded a transatlantic flight to visit his partner while Extinction Rebellion protests were taking place. That transatlantic flight had taken place on July 24 2019, the day the most flights had been taken in human history, a day when 225,000 flights were boarded....

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