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Plane truth, aviation's real impact on people and the environment, Rose Bridger

Plane truth, aviation's real impact on people and the environment, Rose Bridger
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-260) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Plane truth
Nature of contents
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Responsibility statement
Rose Bridger
Sub title
aviation's real impact on people and the environment
"As aviation charges ahead to become 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 highly informed note of skepticism. Rose Bridger provides a comprehensive account of aviation's impact, including how new airports are gobbling up farmland and wildlife habitats and inflicting noise and air pollution on communities. She reveals the extraordinary level of subsidy for the industry, from government expenditure on infrastructure to tax breaks, which helps to support the industry in the face of rising oil prices and the global economic downturn. Plane Truth demolishes industry claims that fuel-efficient aircraft and alternative fuels can enable growth without increasing climate change and reveals the symbiotic relationship between aviation and the wider socio-economic problems facing humanity" -- Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The future of light -- Feeding the fuel tanks -- Local environmental impacts -- Threats to wildlife and farmland -- Green garnish -- Air cargo -- Industrial cargo -- Arms, aid and accidents -- Concrete and overcapacity -- Counting the costs -- Real estate and revenue streams -- How aviation keeps growing
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