Thursday, February 1, 2024

Greta Thunberg is among hundreds of people protesting the expansion of an airport for private planes in England

 LONDON: Greta Thunberg, a climate activist, participated in a Saturday march in southern England to oppose the use of private jets and the expansion of an airport.

Many neighborhood inhabitants and activists holding pennants and notices that read "Boycott Personal luxury planes" walked to Farnborough Air terminal, which for the most part serves private airplane. Some beat drums while others lit pink smoke flares.

Last year, the airport, which is in Hampshire County and is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of London, applied to increase its annual maximum number of flights from 50,000 to 70,000.


Extinction Rebellion, which is organizing the protest on Saturday, and other organizations working to combat climate change contend that private jets are significantly more polluting than commercial passenger aircraft. Trips to and from Farnborough Air terminal conveyed a normal of 2½ travelers per trip in 2022, the gathering said.

"Obviously personal luxury planes are contradictory with guaranteeing present and future everyday environments on this planet," Thunberg said in a video that Termination Disobedience posted via virtual entertainment.

"We won't let this proceed. We won't let the rich rare sorts of people who are answerable for most of flying discharges pull off forfeiting individuals and the planet," she added.

Farnborough Air terminal said that it was a significant center for business and corporate travel, and that it perceived the significance of decreasing its natural effect.

It stated in a statement that despite the fact that the airport "serves as one of the largest employment sites in the region," its environmental impact "is a fraction that of a traditional commercial airport."

Thunberg, 21, a Swedish natural campaigner who propelled a worldwide youth development against environmental change, is supposed to show up at a court in London one week from now to confront a public request offense charge. She was captured in October during an exhibit against a significant oil and gas industry meeting.

Thunberg was one of the activists accused of attempting to prevent access to the Energy Intelligence Forum. She denied the charge.

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