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Environmental issues --
Taking them really seriously — June 2019

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The aviation industry for some time has been saying that it is taking global warming issues seriously; now it has to be seen to be really taking them seriously. The issues of climate change, the pollutive impact of transport and the damage to the environment imposed by the continued growth of air travel has been climbing up the social and political agenda, and activists have been getting increasingly aggressive.

Pressure group, Extinction Rebellion, formed in the UK in 2018, held London almost to ransom for two weeks in April this year, with students gluing themselves to railings and trains. The group apparently have backed down from plans to deploy drones in and around London’s Heathrow airport for a week in June. The idea apparently was to disrupt air operations until the airport abandoned the idea of a third runway.


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