Guardian Series - Paul Donovan

..rather than address the crisis, an attitude of complete denial seems to be spreading.

Take London City Airport, which has put its expansion plans back on the table, after withdrawal a few years ago.

The proposals will see annual passenger numbers increase from 6.5 million to nine million.

The current curfew on flights between 12.30pm on Saturday to 12.30pm on Sunday is to be terminated, allowing flying on Saturday afternoon and evening.

There is to be an increase in flights permitted from 6.30pm to 6.59pm, from six to 12.

Local Labour MP John Cryer is absolutely right to be opposing these plans to extend flying hours and increase flights, highlighting the climate crisis as part of the reason for doing so.

We need a step change that takes the world away from behaving in ways that cause climate change.

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