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The climate crisis and what to do about it

Action needed

False and dubious solutions

Awareness raising

Civil disobedience

Reasons for optimism

Tecnicalities by sector

Standards of administration in a democracy

Performance assessments

Best practice examples




National government action

National governments should
  • be honest about the climate crisis and the need for action
  • cancel new road building
  • cancel airport expansion and plan a decline in air travel
  • stop fracking
  • invest heavily in making walking and cycling safer and more pleasant
  • reduce the need to travel: via local shopping, local food production and distribution, and facilitating jobs being close to homes
  • implement a carbon tax (with corresponding reductions in taxation of low carbon activities), e.g. increase fuel duty and use the revenue to improve public transport, to reduce its cost, and to reduce car dependency in rural areas
  • facilitate home insulation (e.g. via Passiv Haus technology) via subsidies, information and training.

First published: 2008
Last updated: 15 Jul 2019