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Plane Truth - Aviation's Real Impact on People and the Environment (Paperback): Rose Bridger
Plane Truth - Aviation's Real Impact on People and the Environment (Paperback): Rose Bridger

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Plane Truth - Aviation's Real Impact on People and the Environment (Paperback)

Rose Bridger

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As aviation is celebrated as one of the world's fastest growing industries, with passenger numbers and cargo volumes projected to double in the next 20 years, Plane Truth sounds a note of caution. In addition to the environmental impact of airport expansion, devouring farmland and wildlife habitats, and aviation's impact of noise and air pollution on communities, Rose Bridger reveals the extraordinary government subsidies for the aviation industry, encompassing government expenditure on infrastructure to tax breaks, all of which serve to support the industry in the face of rising oil prices and global economic downturn. Disavowing 'greenwashing' claims of fuel-efficient aircraft and alternative fuels that will enable growth without climate change, from British Airways to American Airlines, the symbiotic relationship between aviation and the wider socio-economic problems facing humanity is manifest.

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Imprint: Pluto Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2013
First published: October 2013
Authors: Rose Bridger
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-7453-3032-7
Barcode: 9780745330327
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment
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LSN: 0-7453-3032-0

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