Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745330327 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745330334 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528 | © 2013
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745330327 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745330334 Published October 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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.

Contents

Acronyms/ Glossary
Introduction
1 The Future of Flight
2 Feeding the Fuel Tanks
3 Local Environmental Impacts
4 Threats to Wildlife & Farmland
5 Green Garnish
6 Air Cargo
7 Industrial Cargo
8 Arms, Aid & Accidents
9 Concrete & Overcapacity
10 Counting the Costs
11 Real Estate & Revenue Streams
12 How Aviation Keeps Growing
Appendix
Notes
Index

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