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, created this video in order to provide an overview of the issues discussed during the summer 2018 Aviation and Climate Change event.

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—they demand immediate attention, Alice Larkin argues.

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.

Five Thousand Pound Life Video 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.

Five Thousand Pound Life Video 2014