To fly or not to fly


To fly or not to fly one more time, this is the question that concerns us now. Daniel Mittler, political director of environmental NGO Greenpeace, says that “the first step is to reduce the amount we fly.”

So I ask myself, didn’t we have already more than our share of flying?

Peter and I took our first trip from Australia to Germany in 1977. I believe at that time air-travel was still fairly expensive. However, over the years it became much less costly. This is why we thought nothing of it, travelling from Sydney to Berlin more and more frequently. Little did we think of the environmental cost. And now, towards the end of our lives, we still think, it would be nice if we could travel like this one more time. These are our emotions talking. However, when we think rationally, we must say, we really should leave it…

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