THOUSANDS of Scots have joined a campaign urging Holyrood to phase out fossil fuels in favour of renewables. Almost 6000 people are backing the Powering our Common Home campaign by international aid charity SCIAF. Launched earlier this year, the drive sees supporters complete cards demanding a clear plan to phase fossil fuels from Scotland’s energy mix to protect developing countries from the devastating effects of climate change. The Scottish Government has already committed to securing half of the country’s energy from renewables by 2030. However, SCIAF director Alistair Dutton said more needs to be done to ensure global temperatures do not rise by more than 1.5C. Scientists predict breaching this limit will have catastrophic consequences, with even Pope Francis calling for immediate action.
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