Back To 1499: UK Environmentalists Want One Quarter Of Nation Returned To Nature

Hey, let’s start with the big urbanized areas, like London. Oh, wait, no, they want Other Areas to have this happen

Return a quarter of UK to nature to fight climate change, say environmentalists

Up to one quarter of UK land would be left to nature if a new plan to reduce the country’s carbon emissions were introduced.

The proposal comes in a report from environmental group Rewilding Britain, which recommends restoring and protecting woodlands, peatbog, heaths and grasslands as a way to naturally absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

It targets a total of more than 6 million hectares of land for the scheme, which its says could remove 47 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year — more than a tenth of current UK emissions.

It estimates the cost at £1.9 billion ($2.4 billion) a year, and suggests a new subsidy system could pay landowners to restore ecosystems and increase carbon sequestration.

“Our report demonstrates how land use change with nature at its heart can play a major role in our efforts to meet our targets and address climate breakdown,” said Rewilding Britain chief executive Rebecca Wrigley, in a statement.

Who pays for this? A new tax scheme?

“We want the government to use the increasing sense of urgency as an opportunity to radically review how land is managed in the UK.”

So, they want more Government control over people’s land. Go figure.

In the Rewilding Britain link we see in the summary

The rewilding of peatlands, heathland, native woodlands, saltmarshes, wetlands and coastal waters in the UK can all make a significant contribution to carbon sequestration.

So, not the urban areas where most of these Warmists live.

Establish a mandatory economy-wide carbon pricing mechanism linked to carbon emissions to raise dedicated revenue to help fund natural climate solutions.

And there’s the tax. Surprise?

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6 Responses to “Back To 1499: UK Environmentalists Want One Quarter Of Nation Returned To Nature”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Denier TEACH typed: “So, not the urban areas where most of these Warmists live.”

    The linked article describes a plan to plant 1 million trees in urban areas, where most of the people live.

    • Dana says:

      As you force more people off the land and into urban areas, where do you find the room to plant a million trees?

      Most cities do have trees, in places where trees have room to grow, as property owners have attempted to beautify. As the left continue to push ‘solutions’ which increase urban population density, the urban areas will be pouring more and more concrete; where will the open space to plant a million more trees be found?

      Funny how the warmunists concentrated in the cities don’t seem very concerned about the urban heat island effect. As they celebrate their concrete and asphalt jungles, their way of living increases the ‘need’ for air conditioning and reduces the mileage of trucks and automobiles, which increases greenhouse gas emissions.

      It’s been sunny and in the low 80s here on the farm . . . but we haven’t been running the air conditioning. We get a nice breeze on the river bottom land between the hills, so we just open the doors and windows and a nice breeze keeps the house quite tolerable, in temperatures that would have the inhabitants of New York or Chicago running for the thermostat.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        No one is forced off their land. People follow the jobs, fewer and fewer in agriculture and related occupations, more and more in cities and suburbs. Perhaps with more and more “telecommuting”, young folks can work from more rural areas. But the shift from agrarian to manufacturing to finance/e-jobs jobs has caused a continued shift in workforce from rural –> urban.

        What is your job in the land between the hills? Retired?

        Here’s the Bureau of Labor Statistics log of all the jobs in the US with number of workers, mean and median pay… not a lot of farmers listed…

        • Bill589 says:

          Global Warming Provides A Marvelous Excuse For Global Socialism. – Margaret Thatcher

          And that is all it is about.

    • Jl says:

      Funny-they want to plant 1 million trees yet they import trees that have been cut down here for “biomass”. You couldn’t make up a bigger clown show if you tried…..

  2. rollo57 says:

    In a nutshell, UN Agenda 21

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