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Climate activists block private airport in England

Climate activists block private airport in England

Environmental activists have blocked three entrances to Farnborough Airport.

Bild: Extinction Rebellion / via

02.10.2021, 20:0703.10.2021, 13:38

Climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion group closed several entrances to an airport for private jets in the English county of Hampshire on Saturday.

They protested flights with private jets, which they said were responsible for half of global greenhouse gas emissions in air traffic, and demanded a similar ban from the British government.

A spokesperson for the most active said:

“As the world’s heads of state and government gather in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit this month, protesters are calling on the obscenely wealthy elite of celebrities, wealthy people and businessmen to refrain from private flights.”

According to a Farnborough Airport spokeswoman, the operation of the airport was not affected, As reported by the BBC.

Nine times more carbon dioxide

“The annual 30,000 private flights to and from Farnborough Airport are occupied by only an average of 2.3 passengers,” an Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said. Each passenger emits nine times more carbon dioxide than an economy class passenger United States of America And 20 times as much travel to Spain, the spokesperson said.

Pictures of the protest showed, among other things, a limousine sprawled in front of one of the aisles leading to the airport, which protesters had put up posters in front of.

Protesters also accused the airport operator of “green washing” after the airport operator announced that it would switch to sustainable aviation fuel made from non-recyclable household waste.


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