It's amusing, and also heartening, to see the hippieish line "The world in our hands" on the front page of yesterday's Responsible Traveller Financial Times special report. It does feel as if we've moved into a different place as far as green concerns go, with ever-smaller circles offering recalcitrance to an increasing sense of environmental urgency.
My favorite parts of the special report were Rohit Jaggi's piece on aviation industry movements toward greater environmental responsibility and Robert Wright's article on increased interest in train travel, which quotes Mark Smith, a.k.a. The Man in Seat Sixty-One. The report also has an article on cruise ship industry efforts to go greener, as well as a longish list of eco-friendly hideaways in India, the Gulf, Greece, and Latin America. Very good stuff. It's wonderful to see it in the FT.