Aviation, shipping, and climate change

Alice Larkin argues that the climate impacts of flying and sea shipping demand immediate attention.

June 14, 2018

Recorded in May 2018.

The Five Thousand Pound Life is The Architectural League’s multiyear initiative rethinking our collective future through design in the face of climate change.

Alice Larkin, a professor of climate science and energy policy at the University of Manchester, prepared this video as part of our 2018 program focusing on transportation.

Aviation and shipping are sometimes considered small pieces of the climate change puzzle, but at a combined 5% of global carbon emissions—equal to the whole of South America—Alice Larkin argues that they must be taken seriously.

In this video, she explores strategies for reducing their climate impact, including a moratorium on airport expansions.


Climate change in the American mind

Anthony Leiserowitz is joined in conversation by Kate Orff, Paul Lewis, and Dale Jamieson to discuss underlying values that are reflected in our various views of climate change, and the extent to which those views are based on cultural predispositions rather than scientific data.

Video Five Thousand Pound Life 2013

Alex Klatskin on shipping containers

Through the lens of historic and current trade routes, Klatskin, General Partner of Forsgate Industrial Partners, shows how climate change has affected the distribution of goods.

Video Five Thousand Pound Life 2014