Extinction rebellion target bizjets

Extinction Rebellion, the environmental direct action group, has turned its sights onto corporate aviation. Around 100 activists blocked entry to the private aviation terminal (C3) at Geneva Airport for about two hours on 16 November. A post on the group’s Facebook page read: “We have blocked the private jet terminal to defend the principle of climate and social justice. This means of transport is completely absurd.” The group, which uses “non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction” due to climate change, has undertaken prolonged targeted action in many cities around the world. Spokesman Micaël Metry sought to justify the Geneva Airport protest by saying: “We want to denounce this completely absurd means of transport since a private jet emits 20 times more CO2 per passenger than a conventional airplane.”

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