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Eco travel: What are our current options for green aviation

February 28, 2020


When the first commercial flight took off on 1 January 1914, the carbon emissions contributing to air pollution were probably not the highest priority.

More than a century later, in 2019, the actions of young environmental activist Greta Thunberg helped raise awareness of the Swedish term flygskam — translated as “flight shame” — to the rest of the world. Her decision to cross the Atlantic Ocean by boat, instead of going by plane, to attend a United Nations summit captured the world’s imagination.

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