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George Monbiot on how the UK outsourced its carbon footprint – animation

How the UK outsourced its carbon footprint

In this very provocative short animation, Guardian columnist George MONBIOT teams up with Leo Murray and green charity PIRC to explain the UK’s ‘carbon omissions’. Officially, UK carbon emissions have been falling for the past decade, but when you count the carbon outsourced to China and other countries, the UK’s emissions have actually gone up by around a fifth. George Monbiot on how the UK outsourced its carbon footprint – animation

click on the picture to watch the 3-minute animation.

We’ll see sooner how carbon offsetting and carbon outsourcing can be very counter-productive to make our economies in UE more competitive.

 

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