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Representation by Mr Peter A Garbutt

Date submitted
9 May 2023
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Members of the public/businesses

I live in Sheffield, so it's obvious the greater noise and immediate pollution effects won't affect me. But the wider issue is the climate impacts from more flights. This WILL affect me, and indeed everyone, not just in the UK, but around the world. I therefore object on the grounds that more flights for Global North inhabitants, already blessed with more luxury than even my parents could ever have imagined, will affect, first and most deeply, inhabitants from the Global South. This is a continuation of damaging colonialism in a form, although with a benign appearance here in UK, which does no less damage around the world as our imperial wars did 150 years ago. Since climate change has the potential to be an extinction event, I'd argue it does more damage.