Blain’s Morning Porridge – 15 Jan 2021: A Different Green Future?

 “Never mind that our numbers don’t work in your model, we will lobby our way to commerciality” 

This morning I read in the New York Times that 2020 was the joint-hottest year on record (with 2016). Stark headlines remind us of the urgent need to address climate change. Coincidently, plans have been announced to double the size of the already massive Rampion offshore wind farm off Brighton (the UK’s Southcoast) – which already stretches across the horizon. The developer says it will create renewable power for one million homes and reduce carbon emissions by 1.8 million tonnes per year.

Back in the early 1980s I chose to study environmental economics as a component of my honours degree. What I learnt then about green science has stuck. I’m a firm believer in environmental fragility. I accept the Anthropocene – the age of man – is changing the planet, and not to our advantage. I admire Greta Thunberg for her passion and galvanising her generation on the issue.

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