Skip to comments.Coronavirus: UK warned to avoid climate change crisis
Posted on 05/06/2020 2:49:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The UK must avoid lurching from the coronavirus crisis into a deeper climate crisis, the governments advisers have warned.
They recommend that ministers ensure funds earmarked for a post-Covid-19 economic recovery go to firms that will reduce carbon emissions.
They say the public should work from home if possible; and to walk or cycle.
And investment should prioritise broadband over road-building, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says.
People should also be encouraged to save emissions by continuing to consult GPs online.
The government will reply later, although the Energy Secretary Alok Sharma has already spoken in favour of a green recovery to the recession.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the committee says jobless people should be re-trained for work in geographically-spread labour-intensive green industries such as home insulation; tree-planting; and peatland restoration.
It makes a veiled reference to the current discussions over a potential government bailout to save jobs in aviation, which is struggling in the crisis.
The letter says: Many sectors of the UK economy do not currently bear the full costs of emitting greenhouse gases. Revenue could be raised by setting or raising carbon prices for these sectors.
Green groups say any bailout should include a condition that the industry shrinks until it finds a technological solution to its carbon emissions.
The letter also tackles broader social themes of fairness and risk.
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Never can have enough peat. Are there college courses for this?
And suddenly the reason behind everything becomes clear.
I don’t know if I’m happy to be 52 since I got to be a young man when the country was great and Ronald Reagan was President.
Or disappointed that I am not quite old enough to say my fight what this world is over so if it goes to heck it goes to heck.
Mom is 87 and she really got to live in some of the country’s finest decades.
And most difficult. Difficult but never insane. That’s a big difference.
the writer Roger Harrabin is #1 BBC gate-keeper for the gloBULL warming scam.
I used to say that climate change was the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind but this reaction to the bat virus beats it hands down.
Those evil Scots keep using it to light hearth fires. Edward Longshanks was right! Save the peat bogs. Annihilate the Sccots./s
Just don't hire the locals to pick fruits and veg from the fields. Rather be green by flying in thousands of laborers from Eastern Europe instead./s
Yup. We’ve been had.
Each of these advisers should be immediately fired as enemies of civilization.
But you said it brother LOL
I’m laughing because I don’t think I’ve ever been suckered this bad in my life :-)
Even T square with that lone guy facing a tank didn’t wake me up.
the people will get more and more money and a higher living standard and demand democracy
Why bother voting for conservative parties if they entertainin this nonsense.
What would the world do without those government advisers? Clowns.
Two phony panics to create brutal socialism.
Didn’t they say it might get up to 84 degrees by 2070? Floridians would welcome the cold snap.
Garbage in, garbage out applies to models" just as it does with any other software.
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