"An acquaintance asked the other day if I would come to a remember from the in Stockholm later in the spring, and I replied that I can't fly to Sweden and back to Paris for a single case. I have too much klimatångest."
"– Oh well. Yes, there have I, " he replied and went on to call on."
"It was as if I said that I stopped eating food with additives in the fear of cancer and my interlocutor simply chosen not to believe in the scares. As if it were their own welfare."
"Klimatångest is a silly word because it suggests that the fear for civilization's downfall is a kind of individual neurosis that can be treated with therapy. But it is handy to take to avoid having to say ”I think it is osolidariskt to fly around for the fun of it” and thus spoil the mood."
"the Truth is, of course, I, like many children of my generation, have already flown around like a migratory bird in my entire adult life. A few months ago I was hit by a life crisis, and was ”forced” to fly to Sweden. I will do it again. "
"the Phenomenon of shame, or to reproach others that they fly is perhaps the svenskaste the valuation we have right now. And it keeps on getting distribution. The last few weeks, you hear ”fliggskamme” more and more often in the French media and international heavyweights such as Forbes and The Guardian have written long texts in the subject. Flygskammen is exported in Swedish, a worthy successor to the smorgasbord and ombudsman on the international scene."
"It raljeras for any part of the righteous northerners, this constant moral example for the rest of the world. But it shows more than anything that the climate burns the most when the western way of life into question."
"On the continent, the idea is to stop fly still a ickefråga for the common man. In my Swedish group of friends is the compensatory excuses to go on a long weekend in New York city many and creative: I have no kids (big koldioxidvinnare), I have been a vegetarian for twenty years (also quite viable) and so the eternal emergency exit ”but in China, when” (checkmate!)."
"Aviation accounts for just three per cent of global emissions today, but nöjesflygandet is also the only means we have to give up to have the least opportunity to reach a carbon neutral society. In principle, all other means of transport possible in theory to replace with renewable energy, but we have no electric flight and we don't see out to get some during the next decade, either. To choose a flight that runs on biofuel is a catch-22, because the huge amounts of forest that must be harvested is needed to soak up our carbon emissions."
"Because those in power have ignored the climate issue for so long and so successfully, will each of the necessary political action to be experienced as an acute intervention in the social model, in the tourism sector, in the privacy of the individual. We already have words for this. Freedom of movement, market forces and the God-given growth. The sounds of course better than the prohibitions, limitations, and anxiety."
"the Battle for the future of humanity is also a battle about what words will put the agenda and here something is happening. Yesterday debated the concept of ”écocide” in the French chamber, a bill to equate environmental destruction with human rights violations. In the Uk, parliament explained, the same day ”climate emergency”, a non-politically binding but symbolically important steps in order to recognize the ecological state of emergency. In the united states is pushing the democratic congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on omställningspaketet Green New Deal."
"the English contribution to the international klimatvokabulären play on individual guilt is both logical and a little svårmodigt exotic in the world ears."
"Anxiety is our inheritance. There is nothing to be ashamed of."