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quinta-feira, agosto 23

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Flying and climate change

Britons do seem to regard climate change as a problem, but there is little appetite for big lifestyle changes. One recent poll by Ipsos MORI found that most respondents were doing nothing to reduce their carbon emissions. In another survey, for the Sunday Times, 70% of people reckoned that greenery would drop right down the political agenda if economic growth stalled.

That latter result will be particularly worrying for the climate campers. The government believes economic growth is the strongest driver of demand for air travel. The protesters think so too, and conclude that economic growth must therefore come to an end. That view has the virtue of being admirably clear-eyed, but as a political sell, it looks rather tricky.
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