However local environmental campaigners think that little, if any of this money would trickle down to the local communities who live in the vicinity of Liverpool John Lennon Airport and who would have to deal with the increased noise and air pollution.
“Childhood asthma is on the increase in Liverpool,” says local resident Catherine Phillips, “ We should be encouraging more sustainable forms of transport which cause less damage such as rail. We could be developing strategies for business enterprises in Liverpool, which reflect a forward thinking respect for the environment. The world wide web has enabled local businesses to operate in a global market place without the need for 1980’s style yuppy jetsetting.”
There are wider implications too from the high emissions of carbon dioxide from air travel. Carbon dioxide is one of the main greenhouse gases, which contributes to climate change. Scientists have warned that this could cause unpredictable weather, including floods and heatwaves, which will affect crop yields and businesses in the future.
A spokesperson for Liverpool Earth First added, “Increasing our dependence on oil also increases our dependence on giant oil companies whose explorations destroy local ecosystems and whose lust for profit can cause political unrest and even war.”
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