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Friday, March 27, 2015

Greenhouse gas emissions fall but is it too late?

The fall in the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions was 8.4% last year due to a slump in household energy consumption a fall in the use of coal for electricity generation and policies on climate change. It shows that the Liberal Democrats green influence on government is having an impact.

The Guardian says that carbon dioxide output fell by almost a tenth, as renewable energy generation rose to a new record high, accounting for nearly a fifth of electricity. This is the biggest fall in emissions since 1990.

Environmental campaigners say that more needs to be done and they are right. The big question though is whether this improvement is too late or not? There is a case to say that the effects of climate change are already irreversible.

That is something that only time can tell.
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