Is the UK emissions target for 2050 achievable? – BBC World News

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Climate change is a bit like diabetes, it’s a progressive disease. The earlier you do something about it, the better your chances are. I think that if we are still burning a lot of fossil fuels after 2050, then we are in very serious trouble. The prosperity and security of everybody will be undermined. The earlier we do it the better our chances are, in the long run, for a prosperous world, and one that is secure for everyone. I don’t think that people have a sense of just how much disruption climate policy failure will cause. It really will destroy and undermine prosperity and security for everyone.

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