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 scepticism.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., Aviation is in the spotlight as the fastest growing contributor to climate change. Yet air freight, carried in the bellyhold of passenger flights and dedicated freighters, has escaped scrutiny. Food fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, along with ornamental plants, is the largest and fastest growing air freight sector. Produce is predominantly exported from poor countries to Europe, the Middle East and the US, where the 'natural' produce in supermarkets belies wasteful supply chains of multiple connecting flights originating from industrialised export plantations. The book reveals how the industry is supported by governments, and is designed into and driving aviation expansion all over the world, continuing extractive patterns of world trade with lowering social and environmental standards. The book reveals the symbiotic relationship with resource extraction including oil which underpins continued growth in flying food and flowers in spite of a rising oil price, recession and a worsening hunger crisis., Aviation is one of the world's fastest growing industries. Passenger numbers and cargo volumes are projected to double in the next 20 years. Yet aviation is an increasing source of greenhouse gas emissions and plans for expansion are met with protests around the world.Plane Truth shows how new runways and airports gobble up farmland and wildlife habitats and inflict noise and air pollution on communities. It reveals the extraordinary level of subsidy for the industry, from government expenditure on infrastructure to tax breaks, and shows how urbanisation surrounding airports is a growing source of revenue for airport growth. Bridger explains how these revenue streams support aviation 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 wider socio-economic problems.
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