Scotland faces climate ‘apocalypse’ without action to cut emissions

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/31/scotland-apocalypse-action-cut-emissions

Published By: Climate change | The Guardian Link: http://https://www.findclimateanswers.com/scotland-faces-climate-apocalypse-without-action-to-cut-emissions/

Natural heritage chief warns of flooded and deserted towns, dead forests and polluted rivers

The head of Scotland’s nature conservation agency has warned the country faces an “apocalyse” of flooded towns, dead forests and polluted rivers unless urgent action is taken to cut CO2 emissions.

Francesca Osowska, chief executive of Scottish Natural Heritage, said the world had barely a decade to shift to a low carbon economy before the affects of global heating were irreversible and catastrophic. She said there were very clear threats facing Scotland, and by implication the rest of the UK, unless radical action were taken by 2030.

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