Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reach new record
Governments must make low-carbon future a top priority. Reacting to news that climate-changing gases in the atmosphere have reached a new high, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:
“We can’t continue to stand around idly while the planet hurtles towards catastrophic climate change.
“The human cost of climate breakdown is enormous and many of our most iconic wildlife habitats could be destroyed unless we take rapid action to cut emissions.
“The UK government should make the development of a low-carbon economy a top priority, rather than championing fracking and slashing subsidies for renewable power.
“Global warming needs international action. World leaders must address this crisis with renewed vigour – with or without Donald Trump.”