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    Scotland meeting emissions target.

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    papa_umau
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    Scotland meeting emissions target.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 15 Dec 2014, 11:18 am

    Working towards the global emissions targets, Scotland has already met those set for itself.

    Last year the CO2 emissions from Scotland were cut by 12 million tonnes, an increase of 14%  on the previous year.

    While this is an achievement to welcome, it pales into insignificant with the likes of China who's carbon emissions are INCREASING at a rate of 500 million tons per year. Scotland's saving of 12 million tonnes in a year, is therefore, equal to what China ADDS every 8.5 days.

    I say that it is about time that the international bodies started to put much greater pressure on China and India, and a few others that do not seem to be even trying to meet the agreed international emissions standards.

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    Re: Scotland meeting emissions target.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 18 Dec 2014, 12:01 pm

    That's a shocking stat' Paps.

    It certainly sounds as if the so-called "tiger" economies do not care about the environment so long as they keep on growing at any cost.

    I cannot image how the greenies could stop this from happening, as they are just too powerful.
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    Re: Scotland meeting emissions target.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 19 Dec 2014, 11:47 am

    Yes, there is nothing we could do about changing that. Even the United  Nations secretariat, the ( UNFCCC ), do not have the power that they would need to try to force the biggest polluters, like China, to cut down on their massive generation of CO2 gasses.

    Find out more about the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Kyoto Protocol by clicking here HERE


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    Re: Scotland meeting emissions target.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 20 Dec 2014, 12:23 pm

    Thanks for the info' Papa.

    Scotland are already selling their excess green energy to England, and maybe that will make the English power-generators try much harder to go greener.

    It is really sad that we are now going down the road of Fracking, and if this is allowed, instead of trying harder to go green, the generators will just keep burning these fossil-fuels as long as we let them get away with it.
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    Re: Scotland meeting emissions target.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 11:03 am

    Yes, the gasses that they get from Fracking are very good value for money and wherever there is easy money to be made environmental protection will be put on a back-burner.

    Now, even if we run out of coal and oil we are still going to get fossil fuel energy from Fracking.


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