The trajectory of our campaign, like many things in our new Covid-19 world, has changed. Because the current ban on flying overseas is likely to continue for some time, and with flying domestically limited to essential travel, in effect, millions of us won’t be flying for 12 months — without even signing up to our Flight Free pledge!
Nevertheless, raising awareness of aviation emission hazards — they are still hidden, technically unavoidable, unregulated and, if unabated, will be catastrophic — remains as important as ever, especially to encourage “remaining grounded” when travel restrictions are finally lifted.
Until I can offset in my own life enough (i.e. give up my car) – then I don’t think we’ll be flying in the near future.
When planes can fly using solar batteries or other innovative green technology, then that’s when I’ll fly again.
It is up to individuals to do what they can by supporting Flight Free and living a plant-based, more sustainable lifestyle, if possible.
I made the pledge because flying is incompatible with @IPCC_CH emissions pathways to sustain a stable climate.
I make this pledge to stop flying in the same way you’d change your priorities if you found yourself in the middle of an emergency. Hang on a minute, that’s where we are!
I make this commitment to stop flying, until we reduce our present carbon emissions to zero by 2030 or sooner, or unless airlines change their carbon based fuels to a completely renewable source.