current affairs

Emissions are going up

Just in case you were in any doubt, our green house gas emissions are going up [according to two detailed reports]. The increase is 18% between 1992 and 2004 according to one government report.

As my brother-in-law who drives lorries for a logistics company likes to remind me 'everything goes by road' so if the economy grows, so do emissions. Despite claims from ministers, we have not broken the link between economic security and our impact on the climate.