Title Net zero emissions by 2050, says UK government – now what? Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 12/06/19 Description What a difference a year makes. This time in 2018 the long hot summer was weeks away. Saddleworth Moor was not yet on fire. Greta Thunberg’s climate strike had not begun, let alone brought millions onto the streets. The IPCC’s 1.5 degree report had not been released (and most thought it would sink without trace). Extinction Rebellion was unheard of outside a tiny group of committed environmentalists.
And now look where we are. Local authorities across the UK are declaring climate emergencies (the latest is Birmingham). The UK parliament declared a climate emergency in April, and now, prime minister Theresa May, in legacy mode, has declared that the country will have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
URL https://theconversation.com/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-says-uk-government-now-what-118712 Persons Marc Hudson
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- climate change
- net zero emissions