Global Warming - Next 30 Years are Critical

UK environmental groups accuse the Government of double standards – extolling green policies with one and pushing the expansion of big polluters, such as the air industry and roads...

Published: 14-Oct-2004

Amid the threat of rising oceans, increasingly extreme weather and recent reports that levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have leapt in the past two years, few would argue that addressing global warming is not a burning issue.

But as the Government’s chief scientist Sir David King delivers a speech warning that urgent action must be taken, what form that should take – and its feasibility – is still the subject of heated debate.

Last month Prime Minister Tony Blair said that if left unchecked, climate change could have “catastrophic consequences”, calling for a “green industrial revolution”.

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