Why Is It Cheaper to Travel 10,000 Miles By Plane Than 400 Miles by Train?

Economic incentives reward environmentally destructive behaviour

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The mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, recently posted a tweet comparing the cost of a return journey from Manchester, UK, to various destinations. Burnham found return flights from Jamaica* (a 9180-mile round trip) for £343. From…

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Paul Abela, MSc

Paul Abela, MSc

Blogger and systems thinker | Place a lens on the social, economic and political causes of the climate crisis | Visit my website and blog at transformatise.com