Saturday, 27 April 2019

Training Our Sights


If Greta (aged 16) and her father can work out how to get from Sweden, to a number of European cities (where she was making presentations), including London, it should not be beyond the wit of others to do something similar to reduce their carbon footprint (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/26/greta-thunberg-train-journey-through-europe-flygskam-no-fly). Having said that, there does appear to be a relative lack of specialist advice on trans-European train journeys and trains, in the UK, are essentially only regarded as money-making exercises (for companies awarded the routes). It should be possible to ban air travel over routes that are well-served by train and to financially reward people for making this choice.

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