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Posted Wed Sep 30 2009: from
'Planned recession' could avoid catastrophic climate change
The report says the only way to avoid going beyond the dangerous tipping point is to double the target to 70 per cent by 2020. This would mean reducing the size of the economy through a "planned recession". Kevin Anderson, director of the research body, said the building of new airports, petrol cars and dirty coal-fired power stations will have to be halted in the UK until new technology provides an alternative to burning fossil fuels.... "For most of the population it would mean fairly modest changes to how they live, maybe they will drive less, share a car to work or take more holidays in Britain."... "If we do everything we can do then we might have a chance," he said.
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'Doc Jim says:
I'm not sure that "recession now instead of collapse later" has the resonance to become a political chant.
"If we do everything we can do then we might have a chance," however, as a high Q value.

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