CLIMATE CRISIS - THE FACTS
On Thursday 2nd May, after the UK Parliament voted to declare a ‘Climate Emergency,’ the Committee on Climate Change advised that the UK should completely eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This is to limit global warming to 1.5 ˚C to reduce impacts from extreme weather events, agricultural disruption and species loss.
Electricity generation in UK has almost eliminated coal and by 2025 half of the UK’s electricity is set to come from renewable sources. But aiming for ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions will now require dramatic changes across all sectors. While many cuts could be achieved with changes to technologies and fuels, around 60% would require some societal or behavioural changes.