Planes, Coal and Priorities in the UK

The biggest "environmental" issue in Britain for the past year has been the plan to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/04/2009 12:00 am EST

The biggest "environmental" issue in Britain for the past year has been the plan to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The growth of air travel, the protesters claim, is a major cause of global warming, and John Sauven, director of Greenpeace UK, predicted that Heathrow would become "the battlefield of our generation." So the protesters contacted Jim Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, to back their campaign.

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