A sinister report conducted by Oxford University and Imperial College London for the UK government has outlined some drastic measures that may need to be taken in order to achieve the legal commitment of zero emissions by 2050.
According to the report, all airports in the UK, with the exception of Heathrow, Glasgow, and Belfast, will be required to close between 2020 and 2029.
These three airports will only be allowed to remain open if all transfers to and from the airport are done via rail. All remaining airports must then close between 2030 and 2049. In order to meet this legal commitment, the report states that every citizen of the United Kingdom will need to “stop using aeroplanes” for a significant period of time.
In addition to the closure of airports, the report also states that in order to comply with the Climate Change Act, the public will need to stop doing anything that causes emissions, regardless of the energy source.
This means that the consumption of beef and lamb will need to be drastically reduced. The report suggests that national consumption of these meats will need to drop by 50% between 2020 and 2029, and then be “phased out” entirely between 2030 and 2049.