Well, I never expected the aviation industry, of all groups, to do such a good deed for the environment this year. The green lungs of the planet must be breathing a sigh of relief as people are a little more likely to desert the most damaging mode of transport ever invented, apart from the abortive experiments into kitten-powered combined mincing and automotive craft. I suppose Copenhagen is still in full swing. And it is Christmas, isn’t it? Fair warms the cockles of your heart, though.
Gazing into my smog-filled crystal ball, I confidently predict that next year: they’ll abandon plans for the third runway; London Oxford Kidlington Airport will be dismantled and the scrap parts sold to climate refugees; and Michael O’Leary will burst like a stupid balloon.