Just 1% of people cause a stunning 50% of global aviation emissions

"Why do I have to limit my meat consumption and use paper straws while the 1% gets to pump tons of carbon into the atmosphere for a day trip to Palm Springs?"

Or, in other words, while we are limiting our meat intake, limiting travel, and paying extra for "eco-friendly" options of everything, the super-rich are single-handedly killing the planet just because they do not feel like mingling with hoi polloi on trains and commercial planes.

@rysiek In "The Ministry for the Future", Kim Stanley Robinson describes a way to tackle this particular problem...

@kgerloff @rysiek I have that book on my reading list, right after finishing re-reading Dune.

@liebach @rysiek You´re in for a treat!

After reading it, I lent my copy to a climate-activist friend. She keeps on lending it to her friends in turn, so I´ve yet to get it back.

It´s quite powerful in that it contains a positive vision, and the ways to get there.

Let's not have super-rich or even hoi polloi while we're at it.

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