Traveling in a Changing Climate: "It's a small world (after all)"
Karen O'Brien has written an article in Tvergastein Issue 8 under the theme "Something to Declare: Unpacking Travel".
In this article O´Brien unpack some of the many paradoxes, drawbacks and opportunities of modern traveling. In many cases traveling to see the beauty of the world involves contributing to the destruction of this beauty. At the same time, those traveling are often among the most concerned with the environmental destruction taking place.
Traveling is unlikely to stop as the climate changes, but as we change, we may start to question the need to travel so much, consume so much, and experience so much at the expense of our own future. Perhaps we will recognize that there is no place like home, and that our home – Planet Earth - is worth taking care of.
- Karen O´Brien
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