Brexit Britain’s dash for growth will be a disaster for the environment | Owen Jones
MPs showed a Trumpian disregard for the planet by voting en masse for Heathrow expansion
Many of those MPs who marched through the lobbies to vote in favour of expanding Heathrow this week – Labour parliamentarians among them – will speak eloquently, if pushed, about the threat of climate change. Unfortunately their words have been rendered meaningless by their vote. You cannot truly fear the impact of climate change and then opt to raise aviation emissions by 7.3m tonnes of carbon dioxide – a figure that, as Greenpeace notes, is equivalent to the annual total output of Cyprus.
Source: Guardian Transport