Consider This


Consider This: Climate Researchers Are Rethinking How Often They Should Fly06:54


Many of us are eager to get back on airplanes once it’s safe, and that includes climate researchers. On average, climate scientists take more flights per year than researchers from any other academic field. So you can imagine how a global shutdown put a damper on things.

But after a year of virtual Zoom conferences, some are rethinking the pros and the cons of frequent air travel. Is frequent international travel in the fight to curb climate change really worth the excess carbon footprint?

WBUR reporter Jesse Remedios speaks with Consider This co-host Paris Alston.

This segment aired on April 8, 2021.