The airline industry is accountable for less than 2.5% of total global CO2 emissions. While this is still a significant number, it pales in comparison to other industries like energy production and fossil fuel companies––and while business travelers account for only 12% percent of airlines' passengers, they account for as much as 75% of profits. Without business travelers, the travel industry would collapse. And as for tourism, you could argue that the increase in travel and exposure to other cultures is one of the main contributors to empathy and understanding in the world, leading to broadening horizons not just on a cultural level but also leads to becoming more environmentally conscious. Instead of avoiding flights altogether, we must find ways to reduce, neutralize and possibly even invert our environmental impact when traveling, but also crucially, send a message to businesses and governments that the actual largest contributors to CO2 emissions must be curbed, and it all starts with small changes to our daily lives.