climate change

I’ve just returned from watching Chris Huhne emitting some thoughts about air pollution at the environmental audit committee. His most memorable observation;

Sometimes I wish carbon emissions were bright pink because it would make it easier for people to deal with the issue.”

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We have been passed the letter (see last night’s blog) that sheds new light on the inter-departmental row over increasing carbon-cuts targets. Ministers must decide this month whether to legislate for the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations in full in Britain’s fourth “carbon budget”.

The row is not quite as straightforward as it first appeared; it’s not a binary argument over whether to accept the report or not. Read more