In the Guardian by Alok Jha (science correspondent) we have a report of some dissent in the ranks as the UK Government "lacks clarity" over the business of funding the capture of climate changing CO2!
The article is a farce from to start to finish, and has a geologist, one of the UK's foremost authorities on CCS (carbon capture and storage), informing you that if the UK does not do something soon the sky will fall in on chicken little.
If you suffer from "Man Made Climate Change" anxiety, do not read this article.
The UK will fall behind the rest of the world in developing one of the key technologies in the fight against climate change because of "incoherence and timidity" by the government, according to a leading expert.
Stuart Haszeldine of the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage at the University of Edinburgh criticised the government for its "clumsy" handling of a competition intended to foster development of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technique to reduce the carbon emissions of power stations run on fossil fuels. He said the policy is leaving the UK is behind its international competitors.
Haszeldine, a geologist and one of the UK's foremost authorities on CCS, will detail his criticisms in a report published tomorrow by the centre-right Policy Exchange thinktank. It comes as Gordon Brown faces pressure to strengthen the climate change bill, which will be debated by MPs this week. Almost two-thirds of Labour backbench MPs have signed a petition calling for it to include commitments for a bigger cut in greenhouse gas emissions.
Most of the world's human-related CO2 emissions come from power stations. Global energy use is predicted to double by 2050 and, although renewable sources and energy efficiency are seen as important ways to minimise emissions, many experts do not believe they will be enough to reach the 50-80% cut in CO2 recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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UK's climate change plans incoherent, says scientist