A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Whoops! Up, up, again.....

Poor old Margaret Beckett! It just gets worse and worse. Further to my Tuesday blog (below), 'Weathering the inevitable Green storm', we now have this: 'UK carbon emissions rise again' (BBC Online Science/Nature News, March 30):
"Britain's CO2 emissions have risen for a third successive year, according to government figures...

...The government says the rise was caused by increasing energy consumption [what a surprise!] and a switch from natural gas to coal.

Earlier this week the government admitted it was unlikely to meet its 2010 target for reducing CO2 emissions..."

This means that annual carbon dioxide emissions are now only 5.3% lower than in 1990, and have risen by about 2% since Labour came to power in 1997.

"Any rhetorical questions, Good Reader?"

Philip, "Ah tow'd yer so, lad! Yer shun heed to me." Patio heaters all round.

[New counter, June 19, 2006, with loss of some data]

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