Travel writer’s warning about ‘long-haul vacations’ and climate change hits a few awkward snags

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Depending on which loud alarm you pay attention to, humanity has anywhere from a couple of months to about 11 1/2 years remaining before everything comes to an end for those who didn’t previously succumb to tax cuts or net neutrality. The Atlantic shared a hot take from a travel writer about one thing people might need to give up in order to slow down the advance of climate change and save the mansion the Obamas just bought next to the ocean on Martha’s Vineyard:

"The 100,000 flights a day that now crisscross the skies pump almost as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the 28 member states of the European Union combined," @henrywismayer warns. https://t.co/63M3ECWUMw

— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) September 2, 2019

A travel writer writing about how people probably should travel is a novel approach:

Apparently "travel writers arguing you can't go on vacation anymore because of climate change" is an official genre now. This is from the Atlantic today. https://t.co/h4GRxIzjk0

— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) |1f9ee827a4c25a64e3372885340ea3c0|

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"Our attitude to travel, then, is in many ways a barometer of our response to an urgent question: Can we accept that our pursuit of happiness might be inimical to our survival?" Vampires looking in a mirror are more self-aware than these oiks. https://t.co/h4GRxIzjk0

— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) September 2, 2019

There’s just nothing that an environmental scold won’t be happy to tell you what you shouldn’t be doing.

Journo: You should check out these sweet destinations in Bali.

Also Journo: You should not check out Bali because your travel carbon footprint will leave it underwater.

*Gets paid for writing 2 articles

— Reddened64 (@Reddened64) September 2, 2019

It’s good work if you can get it!

You simply can’t go on vacations to exotic locations anymore. Those are reserved strictly for your betters, like the employees of the NYTimes and the Atlantic.

— Aaron Ammerman (@AmmerTime) September 2, 2019

We’ve noticed that long-haul climate change conferences are still perfectly acceptable, however.

and yet the staff at the Atlantic will not forgo their next trip to Europe

— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) September 2, 2019

Highly unlikely.

Well, thank you for giving the Ruling Class another excuse to limit the liberty of the hoi polloi.

— Darleen Click (@darleenclick) September 2, 2019

They’re always glad to help.

The Obamas don't believe there is a problem, or they wouldn't have just paid $15 million for an estate at current sea levels.

I'll believe there's a problem when they, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, the Atlantic editorial board and all their ilk stop flying.

— Yank In Krakow (@YankinKrakow) September 2, 2019

Wonder if some of the climate change activists (NGO folks, celebrities, bureaucrats, etc.) – who crisscross the globe in business class cabins or private jets, are aware of this?🤔 https://t.co/qUtLWC8Zga

— Amit Paranjape (@aparanjape) September 2, 2019

Naturally any new “rule” on global travel would have exceptions for certain people.

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