The Carbon Curve – Slide or Glass Ceiling?

carbon-curve1This carbon curve showing UK carbon Emmisions to 2050 can be viewed in two ways

  • as an apirational target to slide down
  • or as a glass ceiling of affordable carbon consumption.

The possibility of it being a glass ceiling moves ever closer for us as we continue to ignore the ‘elephant in the room’ – our hugely ineffective use of energy and other resources and their evolving pattern of availability in the future.

Picture taken from Professor Kevin Anderson’s 2004 Presentation ‘Myopia’

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