Research note: Flight shame

Bidragets oversatte titel: Forskningsnote: Flyskam: flygskam

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Flight shame

Also known as “shame of flying”. Translation from Swedish “flygskam”, can be traced back to 2018 when climate activist and founder of Fridays for Future, Greta Thunberg, demonstratively took the train. Used to denote the feeling of guilt associated with air travel, an activity of high climate impact. Based on the assumption of individual climate responsibility (as opposed to climate apathy), the recognition of the acuteness of the unfolding climate crisis (as opposed to anthropogenic climate change denial) , a well as an awareness of the need for behavioral change (as opposed to a belief in technological / market “fixes”). As such, the term is truly interdisciplinary, enmeshing question of belief systems and morality of the humanities with climatology and economics.
Bidragets oversatte titelForskningsnote: Flyskam: flygskam
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StatusUdgivet - 26 apr. 2019


  • flyskam
  • flygskam
  • flight shame
  • etik
  • fridays4future
  • flytransport
  • teknoetik
  • Greta Thunberg

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