Numbers

October 3, 2008

Whenever politicians and businesses (and all too often, campaigners to) talk about climate change, it’s always full of numbers.

‘80% emission reductions by 2050, from 1990 levels with year-on-year cuts of 2%.’

And if I find that less than exciting, how are the public supposed to be excited by it? But this number did make me take notice.

According to the Telegraph, the EU could save £20 billion per year on health costs, if we tackle climate change. Costs to deal with heat waves in cities, chronic bronchitis and more sick-days add up as carbon emissions increase.

I’d rather have healthy people and a healthy planet. Don’t we all?

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