Is our love affair with the plane going to cost us the Earth? Flying was once the preserve of the rich and leisured, now most of us can afford to fly – and are doing so in increasing numbers. However, this love affair with flying comes at an environmental cost and we all need to ask ourselves whether we should give up flying. In 2006, British airports handled more than 200 million passengers and it is predicted that the number will double over the next 15 years. Should I Really Give Up Flying? takes a new look at air tourism and its impact on the environment from the beautiful city of Venice, vulnerable to rising sea levels, to prolonged drought and soaring temperatures in Spain. This special also takes a look at the very latest in aviation and fuel advances designed to make taking to the skies more eco-friendly.