UK Government To Set 2050 ‘Climate Change’ Target Or Something

This is great, because they’ve done so well with keeping their Kyoto Protocol and Paris Climate Agreement commitments

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Prime Minister Theresa May said reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs.

Britain is the first major nation to propose this target – and it has been widely praised by green groups.

But some say the phase-out is too late to protect the climate, and others fear that the task is impossible.

The UK already has a 2050 target – to reduce emissions by 80%. That was agreed by MPs under the Climate Change Act in 2008, but will now be amended to the new, much tougher, goal.

The actual terminology used by the government is “net zero” greenhouse gases by 2050.

That means emissions from homes, transport, farming and industry will have to be avoided completely or – in the most difficult examples – offset by planting trees or sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere.

That should be easy to do, right? And it’s totally historic!

Laurence Tubiana, an architect of the crucial Paris climate agreement, told the BBC: “This is a historic commitment that will reverberate right around the world.

This historic commitment won’t create the need to vastly change the lives of every UK citizen, right?

Climate change solutions mean revolution for our daily lives

The government’s plan to virtually eliminate greenhouse gases by 2050, and grow trees to suck up the small amount of unavoidable carbon emissions, will need a revolution in the way we lead our lives.

Gas boilers from 25 million homes will need to be replaced with low carbon heating.

Around 38 million petrol and diesel vehicles will need to be removed from the roads, superseded by electric or hydrogen-fuelled alternatives.

And the energy grid needs to be decarbonised, while keeping the lights on when the wind doesn’t blow.

And that is just the start. UK citizens are certainly enthused to pay much higher costs for energy and their cost of living to save the Earth from a fever, right?

It’s now down to the government to come up with a route map and then sell it to the public.

Why sell it when they can just force the peasants to do this?

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4 Responses to “UK Government To Set 2050 ‘Climate Change’ Target Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    That means emissions from homes, transport, farming and industry will have to be avoided completely or – in the most difficult examples – offset by planting trees or sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere.

    I have planted many trees at my various homes: eight in Jim Thorpe, and nine (so far) in Kentucky. Thing is, I planted them for looks — and fruit, as three are apple, one peach and one fig) — rather than carbon offsets. So, so I still get my carbon offsets, or do I have to fill out a government form when I plant more to claim them?

    • Dana says:

      I do wonder, however, how many trees the esteemed Mr Dowd has planted to offset the carbon emissions from the hot air he spews everyday.

    • Kye says:

      Dana, you had better cool it before the leftist Deep State Apparatchiks come after you for planting an unauthorized orchard. In their Glorious March To Next Tuesday they may even declare your land a “wetland” and seize it in the name of the EPA. You’ll be lucky if they leave you your homestead and Tractor Barn #5.

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