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Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Sunday, December 08 2019 Dec 8, 2019 December 08, 2019 5:14 AM December 08, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer

Some climate scientists are limiting their airline flights so they don’t worsen the global warming they study. The issue divides scientists and activists and often plays out on social media. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech who flies once a month, often to talk to climate doubters in the evangelical Christian movement. She was blasted on Twitter because she keeps flying. Hayhoe and other still-flying scientists note that aviation is only 3% of global carbon emissions.

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