In the latest of his groundbreaking encounters with the figures whose decisions shape our environment, George Monbiot meets Andy Harrison, the chief executive of easyjet, and takes him to task over the budget airline’s plans for an “ecojet”, growing carbon emissions from the aviation industry and the company’s carbon offsetting scheme
In a couple of months I’ll be winging it away to Europe and I feel guilty about this fact. More and more people take to the skies every year and the carbon emissions of the aviation industry have been understandably increasing. If America had a network of high-speed rail would domestic flights decrease? It may take stern policy changes to strip the airlines of their dominance but I’m not sure we have a choice.
As always, clicking the picture will take you to the Manchester Guardian page where you can watch the interview. Then you can feel guilty when you fly too.