Climate change: technology, leadership and lifestyle

Whether government or local councils can do very much to combat climate change:

Climate change > councils ‘lack the power and funds to take effective action’

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Or whether we need to keep lobbying for decision-makers to make decisions:

Sidmouth students strike to protest over climate change

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Whatever we do, we can do something:

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Climate change: Big lifestyle changes ‘needed to cut emissions’

People must use less transport, eat less red meat and buy fewer clothes if the UK is to virtually halt greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government’s chief environment scientist has warned.

Prof Sir Ian Boyd said the public had little idea of the scale of the challenge from the so-called Net Zero emissions target.

However, he said technology would help.

The conundrum facing the UK – and elsewhere – was how we shift ourselves away from consuming, he added.

In an interview with BBC News, Sir Ian warned that persuasive political leadership was needed to carry the public through the challenge…

Climate change: Big lifestyle changes ‘needed to cut emissions’

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There are some changes happening, but not enough:

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Chart showing progress in reducing emissions across different sectors.

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Committee on Climate Change: Home

Reducing UK emissions – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament

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