Sir Patrick Wallace, the UK’s chief scientific adviser, has warned that it is absolutely impossible for most Britons to buy an electric car as it has devised a number of ways to tackle global warming, and that it is unreasonable to expect most residents to save. Green, but stressed that people can make even bigger change with cheaper solutions in the fight against climate change.
According to the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, Sir Patrick cited some examples of eating less meat, cycling to work and flying less. The difference.
He told the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee that he was outlining all three of the behavioral changes needed to achieve the UK Government’s climate goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050.
Sir Patrick said: “It’s very fun to talk about buying an electric car, but it’s completely impossible for the majority of people.”
Comparing the fight against global warming to the Govt epidemic, he stressed that whatever climate goals the government asks individuals to meet, they must be equal across society.
However, Sir Patrick said the lower cost of electric cars and better charging infrastructure are increasing ownership.
He said meat consumption across the UK had fallen by 17% over the past decade, and that providing clear messages on what to do was evidence that people would make lifestyle changes for the good of the planet.
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