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Carol Brown reports: We’re still going to be in the industrial age longer than most of the world thinks.
Giles McCrone argues that our economy is not just driven by human activity, but it’s also about machines. But we have to change that.
As she points out, a new global order may be formed by those who have escaped the past economic maelstrom and who are taking the long view in terms of environmental sustainability.
She argues for a global plan to address these urgent challenges, including by reducing our use of fossil fuels.
From the BBC’s Ina Drew:
«Carbon dioxide, which is the primary cause of global warming, is currently at 400 parts per million (ppm) as a percentage of the atmosphere’s concentration. But the world’s energy needs have tripled in the last 50 years, it will probably go through the roof if you’re using everything in the next generation. And we are still using just a third of what we should.»
She talks about the need to find renewable energy sources in areas of the world where fossil fuels are not cheap.
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There are concerns over the risks of running out of petrol, diesel and natural gas.
The UK government says the energy demand for power generation as a proportion of total demand could increase to almost 70 per cent by 2020.
However, it says the electricity sector generates over 95 per cent of the nation’s ener모나코 카지노gy.
If that continues, it has sai김천출장마사지d it will be the’single largest single user’ of coal, the second largest after the UK’s rail industry, by the end of the decade.
The UK has committed £2.7bn to help boost coal jobs — some of which will be based in Scotland.