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Monday, February 19, 2007

Britain's climate change cover-up

"Britain creates 200million extra tonnes of greenhouse gases which it is not declaring, campaigners claim.

It actually produces up to 15 per cent of the world's carbon dioxide rather than just the two per cent which the Government admits to.

The gap is mainly down to companies failing to declare the emissions of their factories abroad, says a report from Christian Aid.

Andrew Pendleton, the charity's senior climate analyst, said: 'Our research reveals a truly staggering quantity of unreported carbon dioxide is emitted around the world by the top 100 companies."

This is a good point, I think, and I'm quite impressed that they ran it as a huge splash on the front of Metro today, of all things, instead of Britney Spears's haircut or Jade's rehab or some other rubbish.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Yes, good for the Metro putting it on their front cover. It is an important story, and something that I suspect that will be happening more and more - it's going to be too tempting for western companies to get round environmental prohibitions by relocating production to the third world.