INTEREST in space tourism is rocketing, but some scientists are concerned about the environmental impact.
Sir Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic is planning 400 flights a year. But there are worries about the amount of fossil fuel that will be used, and the effect the carbon released will have on the atmosphere.
Charity Oxfam International also reckons that Branson, and other billionaires, should pay more tax. Oxfam’s Deepak Xavier says: “What we need is a fair tax system that allows more investment into ending hunger and poverty, into education and healthcare, and into saving the planet from the growing climate crisis – rather than leaving it.”