Our experts look at recovery efforts, how different the post-pandemic world will be, the hunt for a cure for COVID-19, and why we need to mind our mental health.
Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More ‘microbiology literacy’ is needed among the general public for this to improve.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just disrupted our lives. It has also challenged the way we forecast the weather.
Any bailout should include conditions that the airline reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The COVID-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn’t try to return to business as usual.
A move towards working from home, less air travel and prudent stimulus spending could flatten emissions growth in the longer term.
Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.
Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy.
Carbon offsetting and new airplanes won’t keep up with emissions from an ever-expanding aviation industry.
Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe.
Households generate a large share of national greenhouse gas emissions and can take steps to reduce them.
Qantas has faced calls to ground its entire fleet of Boeing 737s after cracks were found in three aircraft. But the incident is a threat to airlines’ reputations rather than a real risk to passengers.
The adverse environmental impacts of academic travel are known. It is now up to institutions to determine how to adapt to these impacts.
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we’d want to make it any longer.
Your next flight could be the single biggest contribution to global warming you make all year. Experts imagine how we might travel in future, without the ‘flygskam’.
More than a century since humans learned to fly, we need to revolutionise how we stay up there.
Turning from the conflict of airport expansions to a vision of a low-carbon transport system.
How far would you go to limit your carbon footprint?
Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
Boeing’s response to the crisis over its 737 Max planes has made the company seem defensive and passive. A crisis management expert explains how Boeing could reclaim the narrative.