London's Heathrow airport is already one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, but authorities are looking to expand. Of course, there is ample opposition to the airport's plan to add a third major runway, some of it coming from celebrities like Emma Thompson, who says, "I don't understand how any government remotely serious about committing to reversing climate change can even consider these ridiculous plans."
Add Greenpeace to the list of expansion detractors. The eco-organization has purchased a plot of land that's directly in the way of the planned runway, and the environmentally-concerned entity has big plans for its latest purchase: to make it as difficult as possible for the government to take the land back, Greenpeace is dividing it into tiny chunks that will be sold off to anyone who feels like expansion is bad news.

With so much opposition, many are beginning to wonder if Parliament would even approve the airport expansion at all. Opponents suggest that the increase in carbon emissions would make it impossible for the UK to reduce its carbon footprint as planned.

[Source: Wired]

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