I am not the only blogger who has commented that when estimating our carbon emmissions we must take into account emmissions that have been generated overseas in manufacturing products that we use.
Go back a few years and the consumer durable that you bought, a TV, computer, clothes etc was almost certainly made in the UK. That TV caused a certain volume of emmissions, both carbon and other pollutants. Now the TV is made in another country, we seem to think the emmissions don’t count!!
CO2, methane or any greenhouse gas along with most pollutants don’t obey national boundaries, it is a global problem!
Briton has a long way to go to get to an 80% (by 2050) or even a 20% reduction by 2020. Unless Govt start to take it seriously – like when the Nazis were going to invade – we will fail.
I note that the recent speech by Gordon Brown didn’t mention Climate Change, realistically the only thing of any importance for the next 50 years, and that just days after another relevant science report says we should expect 4 degrees of warming perhaps by 2060 – I’ll be 103!