2017: warmest year on record without El Niño – reaction
Bolder and speedier action needed to slash climate-wrecking emissions
Reacting to news that provisional figures show that 2017 was the warmest year on record without the influence of warming from El Niño, Friends of the Earth’s international climate campaigner Rachel Kennerley said:
“People around the world are already feeling the devastating impacts of climate change, and these figures confirm what we already know: we can’t keep burning coal, gas and oil.
“The good news is that many of the building blocks needed to create a low-carbon future already exist – and will create the jobs and business opportunities of the future. But we need greater political will to act.
“The international community must take tougher and quicker action to slash climate-changing emissions – especially with a fossil fuel enthusiast in the White House.
“The UK government must play its part by leaving coal in the ground, rejecting the proposed opencast mine at Druridge Bay and pulling the plug on fracking.”