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.

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