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
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