Debate with environmental business advisor on flying, emissions & leading by example

Jan. 2014  Is flying beyond the pale?  New Internationalist

A “head to head” debate with business advisor Brendan May on whether those of us espousing significant reductions in carbon emissions should lead by example.

The request for the debate from the New Internationalist arose from a Guardian piece Brendan May had written encouraging environmentalists to fly and my response arguing that it was inappropriate to call for radical change by others but not ourselves.

Linked to the debate, I had previously written a piece questioning the “profligate’ emissions of those of us working on climate change , Hypocrites in the air: should climate change academics lead by example?