Write 5 pages thesis on the topic informing government ministers of the need for a new energy bill. There are many in the scientific community that feels that climate change is the single most important environmental threat to the earth today and that if it is not dealt with by implementing policies designed to conserve energy consumption, serious consequences can occur for future generations. . There are others, however, that feel the current evidence related to climate change does not support such a serious reaction by the global community, and that there are more important and potentially devastating environmental issues that should be dealt with, particularly here at home in the United Kingdom. Energy use is one of those areas. Previous bills have dealt with this issue, yet have been met with mixed success in the UK, and the European Union as a whole. The purpose of this briefing is to inform government ministers of the need for a new energy bill that tackles these important issues in a definitive and productive manner.
The time for new energy legislation is upon us. The issue of climate change and impending environmental policies that are failing us have brought us to this point. It is now estimated that so-called ‘carbon sinks’ are only able to absorb roughly 50% of gases produced by human factors today. This means that the other 50% are simply accumulating in the atmosphere, on an annual basis.  Allowed to go unchecked, the amount of human-produced carbon dioxide gases that are present in the atmosphere, according to many reports, will simply be too much for the earth to handle, and global warming will be the inevitable result. This article also notes that it is human greenhouse gas emissions, and no noticeable changes in the sun’s radiation, that are currently causing climate change around the globe. To support that, it is noted that measurements in the upper atmosphere taken in the thirty-year period from 1979-2009 demonstrate that the energy exerted by the sun actually went up and down in cycles and that no net increase was observable. It is also noted that warming is occurring in the lower atmosphere, but the upper atmosphere is actually cooling. The report demonstrates that if the sun were the driving force behind the temperature change being noted today, then there would have been warming be observed in the stratosphere as well, yet only cooling is noted.