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Airport expansion will fuel unsustainable tourism

Stephen Plowden London NW1
27 April 2018
Expanding Heathrow will merely encourage more people to engage in environmentally-damaging tourism in poorer countries, says Stephen Plowden
Expanding Heathrow will merely encourage more people to engage in environmentally-damaging tourism in poorer countries, says Stephen Plowden

 

Sally Cairns and Carey Newson deserve support for their argument that there should be no third runway at Heathrow until the airlines have shown that they really can deliver on the cleaner and quieter planes that they claim to be possible, and until access to the airport does much less environmental damage than at present (Viewpoint LTT 30 Mar). However, there is one important environmental aspect of long-distance travel that the two authors do not mention.

Even if the travel itself could be...

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