I can't speak for other people, but I can speak for myself. I live in Ireland, a pretty wealthy nation. I like my standard of living. I like being able to jump on a plane and travel to Paris in an hour, or to the Mediterranean in three. Is that hypocritical of me when I'm concerned about our CO2 emissions?
Not at all. I want us all to continue to have these perks of Western life. But if we all agree that air travel is something we want to keep, then that means we need to offset those emissions elsewhere. We can do things like build electric trams, trains, and buses so our public transport emissions drop. We can power them and reduce CO2 emissions by adding wind, solar, maybe wave or tidal into the mix. We can offer incentives for people to buy plug-in hybrids so we reduce CO2 from cars in cities. And so on.
But to do this we need some joined up thinking by government and public debate on what fossil fuel burning tech we are prepared to give up, and what we want to keep.