British PM Embraces 2050 Zero Emissions Target

Iowa Climate Science Education

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to climate scientist Myles Allen and others urging her to commit Britain to 100% renewable energy by 2050, and has demanded other countries follow Britain?s lead.

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

By Roger Harrabin
BBC environment analyst

Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change.

Prime Minister Theresa May said reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs.

Britain is the first major nation to propose this target ? and it has been widely praised by green groups.

But some say the phase-out is too late to protect the climate, and others fear that the task is impossible.

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Number 10 said it was ?imperative? other countries followed suit, so there would be…

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