Calling them ‘con trails’ is a con
YESTERDAY morning at Heathrow (Tuesday July 19) the day broke to a cloudless sky and already the heat from the sun could be felt.
The sky remained cloudless but there was the ever present brown smudge of traffic pollution on the horizon.
However within an hour – after the lifting of the night flight curfew – the entire sky was criss-crossed by what are erroneously termed aircraft ‘con-trails.’ These then quickly spread out until there was no blue sky left – only white clouds of toxic poisons.
‘Con’ as in con-trails does not infer condensation aka water vapour. The ‘con’ is the lie that these trails in the sky are pure water drops and harmless.
What comes out of a jet engine is anything but pure - consisting of hundreds of the most toxic and carcinogenic chemicals known to man. And every day these chemicals spew out of hundreds of engines during taxiing, take off, and overflying.
For the rest of the day the sunlight at Heathrow permeated through this layer of toxicity with an unnatural glow. The direct sun was well hidden.
And this happens every day at every airport around the world.
That is why we do NOT need a Third Runway at Heathrow or any airport expansion – period. C.J.BRADY High Street Harlingtion