Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Scotland's emissions of greenhouse gases have fallen to nearly half the levels measured in 1990, according to a new report. The latest official figures show the country has hit its statutory annual climate change target for the third year in a row, after achieving a 49 per cent cut in emissions since the baseline year. The 2016 statistics suggest the country is on course to exceed its current 2020 goal, which demands reductions of at least 42 per cent.

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Apparently large CO2 emission reductions can be accomplished without killing the economy and still supporting a vast welfare state. This in a country where the sun never shines for more than an hour a day.

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Do you mean the same target china and india have to meet?

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-06-12 06:51 PM | Reply

The article and the summary say a 42% reduction from 1990 CO2 emissions.

You are a Trump supporter aren't you.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-06-12 07:23 PM | Reply

Good for them.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-06-12 09:45 PM | Reply

It is apparently too hard for the US to do.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-13 10:07 AM | Reply

Good for them. They also produce the best whisky in the world.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-13 11:50 AM | Reply

Now would probably be a good time to point out that the Scottish welfare state and advanced economy is based, in large part, on oil and gas revenues. However, as a true Liberal, I don't want to comment on their hypocrisy over hitting their carbon goal while continuing to fund their lifestyle by drilling for, and selling, these same evil carbon products to other countries where they will be burned and released into the atmosphere. So, rather than telling the truth, I will use this story as a means to shame the US despite the massive decrease in CO2 we have also experienced largely due to fracking and cheap natural gas that it enables (I will be sure not to mention the benefits of fracking in doing so). In short, Obama was right and Trump is evil.

#6 | Posted by HarrisonBounel at 2018-06-15 06:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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