Flying is looked down upon in Sweden as much as plastic bags are in the UK.
Seriously, if you tell someone you plan on taking a plane for a journey that can definitely be done on the ground, like going from Stockholm to Oslo, you’ll probably experience some flygskam — that’s a now-popular Swedish word that loosely translates to “flight shame.”
Air travel is responsible for about 2.5% of global carbon dioxide emissions and the United Nations expects this to triple by 2050.
Why are carbon dioxide emissions increasing?
Well, if you ask …
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