GORDON BROWN’S SPEECH on climate change last November was truly impressive, as he spoke passionately of the “historic and world-changing” mission to build a global low-

carbon economy over the next half-century, and how overcoming the climate change crisis “must be the great project of this generation”. The speech included real promises too – more renewable energy, better-insulated homes, “carbon capture and storage” on coal-fired power stations, and an initiative to “eliminate single-use disposable bags altogether in favour of longer-lasting and more sustainable alternatives”.

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