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UK Unveils Plan To Become First G7 Country To Go Net Zero

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“Standing by is not an option,' Theresa May said.,The UK could become the first major economy in the world to legally require itself to emit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a new plan unveiled Tuesday which would introduce legislation to amend the country’s 2008 climate change  act and include the new midcentury target. The change will go before Parliament on Wednesday and, if enacted, would make the U.K. the first G7 country to take such a step. Environmental groups have expressed some disappointment with May’s plan, which would allow the U.K. to purchase international carbon credits. Doug Parr, chief scientists for Greenpeace UK, told The Guardian the provision amounted to a “loophole” that would shift the burden of full adaptation in part to developing nations.'

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It begins. it should have begun when Jimmy Carter called for ending our dependence on fills fuel. Now, it will grassroots activists who make it happened. It is the youth of today who will drown tomorrow, if they don't end this insanity.

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and here is more Climate change related news...Congress worries that climate change will force the U.S. to pay foreign governments millions. Here's why.
Carper pointed out that the federal government bears a growing responsibility for cleaning up contaminated sites in the United States. "For fiscal year 2018, the federal government's overall estimated environmental liability was $577 billion," his letter notes. This estimate does not include the costs the United States might face for contaminated sites abroad. As the White House continues to ignore the reality of climate change , a new risk has appeared. In May, Sen. Tom Carper (Del.), the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, wrote to the head of the Government Accountability Office to request "a study on international sites that store or are contaminated by nuclear waste from United States activity."

More specifically, Carper asked the GAO to "identify and address any risks these sites face from climate change." Growing environmental concerns could further complicate the already contentious politics of military sites around the world and Carper's letter spotlights the growing clash between the nuclear age and the age of climate change.

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