• Climate Change

    Unconventional Gas exploration worsens climate change and extinguishes any opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    1) The release of significant quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere – the exploitation of an additional fossil fuel resource will likely increase energy use, increasing global greenhouse gas emissions further and reducing the likelihood of limiting global temperature increases to within manageable limits.

    2) The diversion of investment away from genuinely low carbon energy sources, and therefore risking the UK having to renege on its climate change targets.

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