Fly and Be Damned

What Now for Aviation and Climate Change?

Peter McManners

Description

This groundbreaking work argues that aviation is stuck in a stalemate between misguided policy and a growing imperative to deal with its environmental impact and that there is now little possibility that the transition to sustainable flying can be a smooth evolution.
Peter McManners gets underneath the well-known facts about the unsustainable nature of the aviation industry and argues for fundamental change to our travelling habits. The first book to transcend the emotional debate between the entrenched positions of those who are either for, or against, flying, this groundbreaking work argues that aviation is stuck in a stalemate between misguided policy and a growing imperative to deal with its environmental impact and that there is now little possibility that the transition to sustainable flying can be a smooth evolution.

Author Bio

Peter McManners works as an author, consultant and Visiting Fellow of Henley Business School, Reading University. He is a member of the Institute for Green Economics and has published extensively on business and environment.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Fly and be Damned
    • 1.Addicted to Flying
    • 2.Climate Change
    • 3.Projected Expansion of Capacity
  • Part 2 Aviation Today
    • 4.Living the Dream
    • 5.Progress Out of Crisis
    • 6.The Chicago Convention
    • 7.Globalization and Aviation
    • 8.The Low-Cost Revolution
    • 9.Breaking the Mould
    • 10.Too Little, Too Late
  • Part 3 The Future of Aviation
    • 11.Green Air Vehicles
    • 12.The Third Golden Age
    • 13.Unleash the Entrepreneurs
    • 14.Short Haul to Trains
    • 15. Global Aviation Policy Framework
  • Conclusion

Reviews

'Although many of us are already doing a great deal, there remains however a curious phenomenon of "airflight carbon blindness" where individuals who meticulously change light bulbs, use the bus and recycle, still find it just too easy to hop on an cheap air flight. Similarly national and even international frameworks often ignore flying. We urgently need to talk about flying and this book certainly gets the conversation started!'
Paul Allen, Project Director, Zero Carbon Britain

'McManners could have titled his important new book Fly and Be Sustainable, with its bold and provocative vision for transforming the aviation industry from a laggard of the fossil fuel age to a linchpin industry of the future. Building on the industry's rich entrepreneurial tradition, his proposals could very well usher in a third golden age for the industry and provide a crucial step for a sustainable future. Whether this book disturbs, enlightens, angers or provokes into action, it provides a much-needed jumpstart to the debate on sustainability and deserves a wide audience.'
John E. Reardon, Editor, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education

'For those who live by air travel, McManners sets out a tough agenda for a sustainable aviation industry.'
Nigel Winser, Executive Vice President, Earthwatch

Details

Publication Date: 23 February 2012
192 pages

Product ISBNs: Paperback: 9781848139749
Hardback: 9781848139756
eBook ePub: 9781848139770
eBook PDF: 9781848139763
eBook Kindle: 9781780323916

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