Once you understand the terrible cost of doing nothing, climate action is a bargain | Damian Carrington

Once you understand the terrible cost of doing nothing, climate action is a bargain | Damian Carrington

Critics baulk at the cost of getting Britain to net zero, but the alternative is so much worse

Ruinous, eye-watering, crippling, stratospheric, massive. That’s the cost to the UK of beating the climate crisis, according to those who portray getting to net zero emissions as economic suicide that is being thrust on an unwilling population by posh eco-fundamentalists and zealots.

This is not just wrong, it is the exact opposite of reality. The delusions come from those with histories of climate change scepticism and could be dismissed as the latest mutant variant thrown up by the death throes of denial. But they are having a real-world impact, slowing action at the precise moment acceleration is needed.

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