Maybe it’s unfair to call the United Kingdom the birthplace of climate change. The world’s burgeoning population is a factor, too.
It is, however, the place where coal was first employed on a mammoth scale to provide energy, powering the Industrial Revolution. And it was an early example, with its soot stained buildings and poisonous skies in the 1800s, of what we now know to be the global consequences of carbon-based fuel.
Something remarkable happened in England this week, as this brief article from today’s New York Times explains here.