The Scotsman

Cli­mate cri­sis

- Electric Vehicles · Industries · Elizabeth II · Falkirk

Chris­tine Jar dine should in­clude the costs of a Cli­mate Emer­gency in her next ar­ti­cle as it would high­light the rea­sons why all vot­ers re­ceive from Holy­rood is empty words ( Scots­man, 7 Septem­ber ).

The bru­tal truth is that the Scot­tish econ­omy can not af­ford both in­de­pen­dence with years of aus­ter­ity and meet the goals of COP26.

The Green Rev­o­lu­tion to in­su­late homes, fit heat pumps and re­place gas cook­ers comes with a £150 bil­lion price tag. A four-fold in­crease in cur­rent renewable ca­pac­ity to charge elec­tric ve­hi­cles is a fur­ther £180 bil­lion cost to the tax­payer and the 400 per cent in­crease in en­ergy bills adds £4,000 a year to ev­ery house­hold in Scot­land a sex pe­ri­enced by cer­tain res­i­dents in Falkirk..

Chris­tine Jar­dine can there­fore show that May 2021 is a bi­nary choice for all Scots. Choose Indy Ref 2 with its aus­ter­ity and fail­ure to meet COP26 or vote to re­tain the union, save the planet and save lives

IAN MOIR Queen, Street, Cas­tle Dou­glas

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