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Greenhouse gases levels at record level and accelerating

GREENHOUSE gases that cause climate change have reached record levels in the atmosphere and show no sign of receding, despite global awareness of the need to switch to alternative energy sources, the United Nations weather agency said yesterday.

In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the World Meteorological Organization said carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide were now more prevalent in the atmosphere than at any time since the industrial revolution.

The warming effect caused by greenhouse gases – the net amount of radiation coming into the atmosphere – has increased by 29 per cent since 1990 and 1.4 per cent from 2009 to 2010, the last year for which data is available, the WMO said.

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Cameron: harder to cut deficit, but no let-up

SLOW growth is making it harder than expected for Britain to cut its deficit, but even a temporary fiscal stimulus to boost the economy would be “dangerously wrong”, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday.

Addressing business leaders a week before finance minister George Osborne makes his autumn budget statement, Cameron said there would be measures to improve infrastructure and tackle youth unemployment but the priority would be deficit reduction.

“Getting debt under control is proving harder than anyone envisaged. High levels of public and private debt are proving to be a drag on growth, which in turn makes it more difficult to deal with those debts,” Cameron told the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference.

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