A week-long climate change demonstration at London’s Heathrow airport has kicked off earlier than planned, according to the BBC.
The protest is aimed at highlighting the aviation industry’s role in climate change (as described below)–to be honest, Greenbang wouldn’t mind permanently boycotting Heathrow for its appalling customer service alone.
This year the Camp for Climate Action will be at Heathrow, the world’s busiest airport and a bigger source of CO2 emissions than most countries. It’s sheer lunacy in this time of ecological crisis, but the aviation industry are pushing to almost double the airport’s capacity by increasing flights and building a third runway. The battle to stop them will be one of the most important environmental battles in Western Europe.