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Kristofer Ahlström: Last chance tourism is five-star roffarmentalitet

the Metro Newspaper told us last year about the ”five places you want to see – before it is too late.” In a trip to ”Alaska's glaciers” are amazed the writer that ”climate change would have a face, a spectacle so dramatic (also beautiful) that it is now attracted me as a tourist?”

the Maldives, you can also fly to, " tips man, so you have time to see it before it is under water. ”Now it is easier than ever to fly via Dubai or Doha. Flight time: about 13.5 hours.” Just such a journey involves a discharge of 3.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide, thus, three times more than the sustainable level for a person's overall emissions per year – including all sorts of consumption and activities.

There is a dark irony in that the more people who travel there, the faster the disappearance of places like Venice, Maldives, glaciers. The nihilistic roffarmentaliteten has never illustrated more clearly – just as I can experience it as play the planet's prosperous smaller role – and what it results in is a travelling version of the proposed to elect Scorched earth tactics, where you put the places in ruins after visiting them.

And this type of ”last chance”tourism is becoming increasingly more common, writes the site Vox. 70 percent of visitors who traveled to the Great barrier reef wanted to see it ”before it was gone,” according to a study from 2016.

the Motivation behind the researtiklarna is that with my own eyes to see klimatförödelsen and therefore provided direct evidence on why we must transform our way of life. Rather than rely on the research and reporting, and just do it anyway.

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book review: Björn Wiman and David Wallace-Wells, ”The uninhabitable earth”

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