I was reading SleepMonsters' latest article on Adventure Race Croatia and Samuel Hurbert, the team captain of the French team Ertips, made a salient point I think is worth some discussion.
"Croatia is a nice country not so far from where we live in France and we can reach it by car. We do not understand why adventure racers, normally nature friendly, still take so many flights to race for their leisure."
I try to be a climate-conscious as possible during my normal life (biking to work, turning the thermostat down, trying to minimize my consumption of meat and fruits and veggies that are flown in from other continents, etc.) but I tend to shut that part of my brain off when I adventure race. But when we fly to races, I do feel immense guilt for my carbon impact.
I know short of President Trump and other climate change deniers in the U.S. Congress waking up to the threat facing us that we're not likely to avoid the worst-case crisis scenario, and there's little my personal behavior will do to change that.
Nonetheless, the guilt remains.
I'd love to hear others' thoughts and feelings on this topic, since our sport is so tied to nature and is built on the premise that we all should be responsible stewards of our environment.
Thanks in advance for sharing your perspective!
Oh, and here's the article, in case you're interested:https://www.sleepmonsters.com/news.php?article_id=...