Excellent article by Craig Bennett, director of policy and campaigns at Friends of the Earth, at http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2308004/lets-not-forget-the-moral-case-for-climate-action.
His comments that "surely
it would make sense for humanity to move, sooner or later, from dirty
centralised old and fossilised energy to clean, decentralised new
renewable energy, delivered by the sun, wind, waves and tides direct to
point-of-use? Why remain chained to the limiting infrastructure of the
past, when new technology allows extraordinary opportunities for the
future?" reminded me a recent article under the heading: An electricity generation system the Victorians would be proud of.
On a related note, see also paper by Prof John Twidell under entitled The political and ethical case for renewable energy, available via http://prowa.org.uk/links.html.
in all, surely the conclusion has to be that the time-wasting and
tedious ongoing debate about man-made climate change should be over? The
sooner the media, including and in particular the BBC, stop wheeling
out climate dinosaurs, the better!