Britain’s new net zero emissions target becomes law

Britain’s new net zero emissions target becomes law

Britain’s new target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 became a law on Thursday. The move requires huge changes such as more renewable electricity generation, phasing out new petrol and diesel cars by at least 2035 and a 20 per cent cut in beef and lamb consumption. Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 43.5 per cent since 1990.

KCooper
KCooper
R0411
R0411 7 months

It's a laudable goal, but they jumped the shark. 2050 is the target date set by the latest reports from "all the scientists" who agree on climate change. Problem is those same scientists keep pushing back the date. 5 years from now they will say we have until 2075 most likely. It's because humans are still not smart enough to understand the climate, or our exact impact on it. Also, I hope GB doesn't intend their change to make an impact at all, since they account for <2% of the world's pollution. Their only impact will be that they hopefully get other countries to follow suit, but that's not likely with China and India (who will surpass the US in pollution soon I imagine, given their industrialization and huge population). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_greenhouse_gas_emissions

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