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It’s Snowing On The Climate Change Bill

by | 30th, October 2008

The Climate Change Bill is passed. In London, it’s snowing in October for the first time since 1922:

In order to combat a projected two degree centigrade rise in global temperature, the Climate Change Bill pledges the UK to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

The bill was receiving a third reading, which means both the last chance for both democratic scrutiny and consent.

Alex Lockwood writes:

There was very little coverage of the Climate Change Bill passing its commons stages. Perhaps this was due to the Brand-effect, or that most journalists are still deployed onto credit crunching topics. Prince Charles did make it into the papers yesterday talking about the ‘climate crunch’.

But so far I’ve found only two MSM reports on the passing of the climate change bill; a bill which is a world-first in setting legal targets for nation-state government:

It’s big news; albeit buried under a blanket of snow.

Of course, if Jonathan Ross wants to speak on the matter, we will all hang on his every word. Says Russell Brand: The climate is on a swing waiting to be ******…



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