The map in this article linked below (map showing North Americans flew 50 times further than Africans in 2018) gives a stark picture of inequality, injustice, climate chaos and specifically where the blame lies.
The people in Central America are suffering now from the behaviors of the rich and middle class. We could cite countless examples of this.
I do not fly now. Stopped many years ago. Have flown 7 times in my life (of many decades). Prefer trains, even collapsing, decrepit Amtrak. Always hated flying and even more so when I learned how destructive it is to the atmosphere in addition to the obvious noise pollution and what airports do to the surrounding land paving the way for suburban sprawl, highways, more cars, more pollution . . .
My friends and family thought I chose not to fly simply out of fear of flying and as such told me repeatedly I needed therapy to “be part of what everyone does . . . fly”!
I have dem and self proclaimed “progressive” prius driving friends who think nothing of flying somewhere several times a year if not every month. “It’s cheaper than driving”! “You need to travel Caroline and learn to love flying”! they would say repeatedly. “You need to fly to expand your horizons Caroline”!
My idea of exanding my horizons was learning all I could about the fen/prairie/sedge meadow and oak savanna near my house. It would take several lifetimes (or more) to learn about all that lived there; flora, fauna, how the water enriched the fen, which insects pollinated which plant and so much more!
This article is in keeping with the cultural shift needed (decades ago or more) and the Gus Speth quote(in my post above)----- one example of what we are up against.
1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study
Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’**