VIDEO: Jane Fonda Declines to Say if She's Giving Up Flying to Combat Climate Change
WASHINGTON – Actress and political activist Jane Fonda has said that she's not purchasing any more clothes as a way to fight climate change but declined to respond when asked if she's giving up air travel.
Fonda attributed her decision to stop purchasing clothes to Greta Thunberg, a youth climate change activist, who has been traveling to speaking engagements by boat due to the carbon emissions from air travel.
Thunberg's boycott of flying has been attributed to a decline in air travel from Sweden, her home country.
According to a Business Insider report, Sweden's "air traffic dropped 3.8% in the first half of 2019, even as air travel rose 4.4% across Europe in the first quarter of 2019. Experts attribute the dip in part to environmental activism, also known as the 'Greta effect.'"
During her most recent "Fire Drill Friday" climate action protest in Washington, Fonda was asked if she is going to give up air travel like Thunberg but she did not respond. Fonda also declined to respond when asked for her opinion of Thunberg's boycott of air travel.