Tuesday 22 October - Plane Truth: Aviation's Real Impact on People and the Environment (Rose Bridger)
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This month at Green Drinks Leeds, we welcome Rose Bridger, who will be talking about her new book "Plane Truth: Aviation’s Real Impact on People and the Environment". This is a late change from the poreviously advertised event, which will now be in November.
Rose 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.
She 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.
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Rose works on environmental issues in the UK in the areas of policy, practical projects and community development. She has been a consultant for the local food sector and campaigned against air freight expansion for a number of years. She has a special interest in the air-freighting of food and its environmental impact.
We will be upstairs at The Lounge, which means less noise disruption (though further to travel to the bar…)
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