If we are to deliver our fair share of this reduction, that round trip accounts for double the UK per capita annual emissions that could be allowed. If we continue to exceed our share there can only be two outcomes, both of which are politically and morally unacceptable. Either those who do not yet use their share, mainly people living in developing countries, must be prevented from doing so, or we must witness and bear the costs, together with future generations, of escalating damage from climate change.
Dr Mayer Hillman
Policy Studies Institute