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Sweden looks to break out of its northern isolation

STOCKHOLM — Swedish Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth tried to pierce the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic with some positive spin about a green reboot of his country’s transport sector. “We are aiming for a climate-smart restart when it is time to travel again!” he tweeted last month as he released a report from…
bubmag
May 22, 2020
Flygskam

Sweden looks to break out of its northern isolation

STOCKHOLM — Swedish Infrastructure Minister Tomas Eneroth tried to pierce the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic with some positive spin about a green reboot of his country’s transport sector. “We are aiming for a climate-smart restart when it is time to travel again!” he tweeted last month as he released a report from…
bubmag
May 19, 2020
Flygskam

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

The airline industry is understandably focused on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on growth, along with the health and livelihoods of its millions of workers. This year now represents the biggest retrenchment in the history of aviation, with airline capacity down roughly 75 percent as of early April. That means an…
bubmag
May 13, 2020
Flygskam

Can I astrally project my way out of coronavirus lockdown?

Q. Dear Umbra, Can we develop skills in astral travel to get out and about during coronavirus? See our loved ones? Go on vacation? — Does Reality Escapism Address My Yearning? A. Dear DREAMY, I get the sense that you’re looking for an escape, and trust me, I relate. That’s a…
bubmag
May 7, 2020
Flygskam

The Enduring Romance of the Night Train

If on a winter’s night a traveller is about to board a train, a fortifying drink is of the essence. Thus it was that I stood in line at Burger King, on the concourse at Queen Street station, in Glasgow, and asked for a hot tea. The only reason that…
bubmag
May 4, 2020
Flygskam

Absolute Zero

The 'Absolute Zero' report demonstrates how the UK can deliver on its climate change commitments. In doing so, it debunks technological utopianism - but what of economy and class? The UK government is committed by law to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050. In late 2019, a…
bubmag
March 24, 2020
Flygskam

Goodbye Air Travel? Imagining a Future Where Trains Replace Planes

Dutch airline KLM recently launched a new advertising campaign called “Fly Responsibly”. Remarkably, it seems to encourage viewers to fly less. “Do you always have to meet face-to-face?”, the advert asks. “Could you take the train instead?”. The influence of climate campaigner Greta Thunberg likely explains why airlines feel obliged…
bubmag
March 10, 2020