Thursday, July 04, 2019

Fuelling the crisis

It's now blindingly obvious that we all need to make significant and urgent changes to our behaviour if the looming environmental apocalypse is to be averted. But, of course, governments still have a pivotal role to play in finding ways to catalyse those changes.

The Tories' decision to scrap grants for hybrid cars was a moronic move on the part of a party that, despite outward proclamations, seems intent on actually impeding the necessary shifts in behaviour - something born out by the fact that sales of alternatively fuelled cars have dropped for the first time in two years.

If they really are serious about the commitment to slashing carbon emissions to almost zero by 2050, then they need to pursue policies that help, rather than hinder, our chances of meeting that target.

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