From: Associated Press
Published June 19, 2007 12:00 AM

Greenpeace Asks Passengers at Four UK Airports To Travel by Train Instead

LONDON -- Greenpeace set up booths at four British airports on Tuesday aimed at persuading people to help fight global warming by traveling by train instead of plane.

The environmental campaigners, dressed as stewards and stewardesses, offered free return train tickets to passengers at the London City, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh airports as they lined up for morning flights.

Greenpeace director John Sauven said police surrounded him and his colleagues at London City Airport and marched them out of the building shortly after they started talking to passengers.

"Planes are 10 times more damaging to the climate than trains, and if we don't do something about the growth in aviation, Britain will find it very hard to meet its global warming targets," he said. "We are finding travelers are really interested to hear how polluting flying can be."

Source: Associated Press

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