Newton stated in his third law that every action must have an equal and opposite reaction. This has proved extremely useful for rocket propulsion as the law demonstrates that if a large amount of fuel is rapidly ejected from the back of a vessel it is quite clear that there is a large force acting […]
It is widely accepted that carbon dioxide levels are rising. Past this point, there remains a series of heated arguments as to the effects of the rise and what steps we can, and should, be taking. In addressing these questions, it is necessary to consider both sides of the climate change debate, particularly the extent of our influence and the possible effects for us. The debate is often influenced by political, economic and even emotive factors, sometimes to the detriment of rationality. Firstly, this essay will argue that this problem is of such significance that it is essential to focus on the numbers, scientific evidence and data, not politics or emotion. The topic is broad, so the following analysis will focus primarily on the carbon neutral energy that must be the foundation of any possible future solutions in the UK.