New report on climate impacts a ‘wake-up call’ for politicians to act
Reacting to a new Royal Society report published today (Thursday 27 November 2014), warning that exposure of human populations to extreme weather is set to increase as global climate and population size, location and age continue to change, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Guy Shrubsole said: “As the anniversary of Britain’s wettest winter ever approaches, this Royal Society report is a timely wake-up call for politicians to get serious about protecting the country from climate change.
“The Chancellor must use next week’s Autumn Statement to invest seriously in flood defence schemes to protect hundreds of thousands of UK households and businesses increasingly at risk from extreme weather.
“George Osborne must also do far more to tackle climate change in the first place – ending tax breaks for dirty gas and oil and investing in a massive energy efficiency programme instead would be a good first step.”
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