This ludicrous assertion will surely go down as a case of mass hysteria. The idea that one can achieve a target of an 80 percent reduction – yes 80 percent! – is only outdone by the idea that the world NEEDS this sort of reduction.
There are two gases necessary to life on this planet, and one of them is carbon dioxide. Even if the Earth WERE warming, and there are grave doubts about it, removing 80 percent of carbon from the atmosphere would more likely have the effect of, well ... choking us than freezing us.
It is really a case of the Emperor's New Clothes writ large. The power elite behind this nonsense has promoted it heavily over the past decade. Fortunately, the larger population has rejected the idea of carbon capture as rubbish. It is perfectly predictable, however, that politicians have not. Here's more from the article:
The "epic failure" of Rio, as Friends of the Earth called it, is an apt cue to recall how this leaves Britain as the only country in the world committed by law to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide by 80 per cent in less than 40 years. The Climate Change Act, on the Government's own figures, faces us with a bill of up to £18 billion every year until 2050, making it by far the most costly law ever passed by Parliament.
More important still, however, this raises the question: how do all those MPs who voted almost unanimously for this target (only three voted against it) think we can meet this obligation without closing down virtually our entire economy?