Climate change: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'


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The UK cannot go climate neutral much before 2050 unless people stop flying and eating red meat almost completely, a report says.
But it warns that the British public does not look ready to take such steps and substantially change their lifestyle.
The report challenges the views of the campaign group Extinction Rebellion.
It believes the UK target of climate neutrality by 2050 will result in harm to the climate.
The claim comes from the government-funded research group Energy Systems Catapult, whose computer models are used by the Committee on Climate Change, which advises the government.
Its report says: "A number of groups have called for net-zero to be accelerated to 2025, 2030 or 2040.
"Achieving net-zero significantly earlier than 2050 in our modeling exceeds even our most speculative measures, with rates of change for power, heat and road transport that push against the bounds of plausibility."

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