Heathrow Green Pinocchio !
Apparently Dick Turpin PhD & Co Consultants have produced a report attempting to portray that new EU Road Transport Emissions Standards plus " Electrification of the Fleet " will more than cancel out any health endangerment from the proposed New Third Runway at London Heathrow Airport !
The US EPA in the opening video is just as intellectually dishonest as it bleats on about Carbon Dioxide Pollution when its a harmless trace gas essential for plant growth, in fact commercial horticulture adds Co2 to greenhouses to improve crop yields and reduce water consumption. The real potential threat to health pollution is Nitrogen Oxides and other pollutants which may be hidden by the fact that the Jet Fuel additives required for the high combustion temperatures to obtain Co2 efficiency are a Commercial Secret, and therefore not subject to Freedom of Information legislation.
I can recall utterly destroying the original case for a new third ( short ) runway at Heathrow by pointing out that it was probably only intended for Private Jets and their Fat Cat Executive owners to transfer onto long distance international flights. HS2 is aimed at the same Fat Cat business and tourism market on the basis of being a theoretically Greener alternative to internal UK flights for any wealthy Chinese. Its ironic that they probably made their fortune on virtual slave labour & turned their country into the most toxic place on our planet manufacturing wind turbines and Solar panels etc.
The obvious solution to airport capacity in the South East is a second runway at Gatwick, which can probably more than double its current capacity without disrupting the traffic on the M25. No need to throw people out of their homes either and potential for overnight sleeper trains to Scotland utillising our existing rail network, which could be far cheaper enhanced by reopening the old Great Central Main Line south of Rugby.
As with convicted Child Sex Abuser Rolf Harris and his famous song Jake The Peg ( with his extra leg ) two runways allow one for coming in, one for going out, far more efficient than the conflicting air traffic movements required to get the best out of odd number runways. It would appear that Dick Turpin PhD Environmental Consultants nappy is significantly soiled, which even if it was disposable would be OK if it was incinerated to generate electricity, waste heat used for greenhouses in the forthcoming Little Ice Age