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Heathrow expansion: a flight of fancy

The real question is whether we should build a new runway—not where

By James Beard  

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WWF has nothing against trade or travel. Both are crucial for growing our economies and broadening our horizons. But we do have a problem with aviation. A problem we all share. Climate change.

If environmental issues are raised at all in the airports debate, it tends to be noise and air quality that get the headlines. This is understandable. We generally see climate change as a terrible thing, but somehow…

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