The emissions of climate researchers

Published Dec 04, 2015

An article in the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet about carbon emissions, climate researchers and academic travel: Klimatforskarna förvärrar utsläpp (in Swedish), by , Mattias Höjer, and Kristoffer Soldal.

In short, the article argues that researchers - in their quest for a more sustainable world - are on average emitting 2 tonnes of CO2-equivalents per year only through their work-related flying, which is the upper limit for total per capita emissions to stay below 2 degrees warming. We encourage the research community to face up to this fact, to lead the way towards a more sustainable practice and a new logic of knowledge production that is not dependent on the jet engine.

Read more about the same topic and join the debate (in English) on the blog The travelling scientist.

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