The emissions of climate researchers
An article in the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet about carbon emissions, climate researchers and academic travel:(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.
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