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Local Transport Today
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The movie that has played a huge role in raising public awareness and concern about man-made climate change theory is alarmist and exaggerates the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Do you dream about a low-carbon transport system? Then dream on. At least, that was the message underlying a story by The Times' business columnist... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin is professor of transport policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of West of England, Bristol (Phil.Goodwin@uwe.ac.uk), and emeritus professor at University College London
Transport policy has increasingly acknowledged the benefits of reducing car dependence for reasons of congestion, economic efficiency and quality of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs
The three-page interview with the Campaign for Better Transport's Stephen Joseph and Jason Torrance (LTT 11 Oct) was aptly entitled 'Campaigning for... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is a director of consultant Steer Davies Gleave, chair of the Local Transport Planning Network and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
As the phoney election warms up through the conference season, the main political parties are increasingly focusing on climate change as a key... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams
With several correspondents attacking aviation (Letters LTT 27 Sep), once again we see atmospheric science failing to co-operate with politicised... continue
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Letters to the editor
Laurie Price is aviation strategy director for consultant Mott MacDonald.
I'd like to thank all the LTT readers who took time out to respond to the Viewpoint piece I submitted on aviation. I hoped to spark some debate and... continue
Local Transport Today
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A hushed silence fell across the auditorium at last week's transport and climate change conference in the British Museum as one delegate broke the... continue
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Viewpoint
By Alison Dunatov
From the time climate change moved from the realm of the scientists into our wider consciousness, a solution has been sought in technology. This is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Stewart
Laurie Price, in discussing emissions from aviation, only deals with one of the several problems caused by the aviation industry (ibid). Even if... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard George
Laurie Price is right to call for a "sensible dialogue, based on the facts" (ibid) but his argument falls into a pattern that has become... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Media coverage of transport/environment issues was dominated by the latest Conservative proposals, with the Government's current thinking, as well as... continue
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Richard Littlejohn
The publication of the Conservative Quality of Life group's report generated a large number of editorial comments and columnist pieces in the media.... continue
Local Transport Today
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A federal judge in the United States has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the California State seeking damages against six auto manufacturers for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
What's the opposite of being green? Well, those with an environmental slant seem only too keen to give a new meaning to the colour brown, given the... continue
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Concerns about climate change should not necessarily be seen as a barrier to new road building because technology will dramatically reduce carbon... continue
Local Transport Today
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A steady increase in fuel prices should be an essential part of the Government's strategy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
On the day that the Liberal Democrats launched a range of policies designed to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from transport, August 28 (LTT 30... continue
Local Transport Today
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Environmental campaigners voiced disappointment and anger at news that the BBC has abandoned plans for a one-off tv special to raise awareness about... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Laurie Price
In the debate about how to halt climate change, the aviation industry has been subject to intense scrutiny. That's hardly surprising because it's a... continue
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