ECO BUSINESS: Complacency threatens climate change action

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    The world is “meandering into a failed future” because of its unwillingness to take decisive action on climate change, a leading UK academic has warned.

     

    Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change at Manchester University, UK, criticises oil companies for pushing an agenda of complacency.

    But, more unusually, he also blames academics, journalists and even some green groups for encouraging a belief that renewable power or other simple solutions can counter global warming.In an interview with Climate News Network, Anderson denies he is being alarmist or hardline.

    Period10 Apr 2017

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    • TitleComplacency threatens climate change action
      Media name/outletEco Business
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date10/04/17
      DescriptionThe world is “meandering into a failed future” because of its unwillingness to take decisive action on climate change, a leading UK academic has warned.

      Kevin Anderson, a professor of energy and climate change at Manchester University, UK, criticises oil companies for pushing an agenda of complacency.
      But, more unusually, he also blames academics, journalists and even some green groups for encouraging a belief that renewable power or other simple solutions can counter global warming.In an interview with Climate News Network, Anderson denies he is being alarmist or hardline.
      URLwww.eco-business.com/news/complacency-threatens-climate-change-action/
      PersonsKevin Anderson

    Keywords

    • climate change
    • carbon emissions
    • global warming