Wednesday 26 April 2017

Government must stop paying lip service and tackle climate change

Tackling transport not only helps address our climate problem, but could also make our cities and urban areas far more pleasant places in which to live and work. Photo: Collins
Tackling transport not only helps address our climate problem, but could also make our cities and urban areas far more pleasant places in which to live and work. Photo: Collins
Editorial

Editorial

there is no doubt that US President-elect Donald Trump's views on climate change are worrying. Mr Trump has described the science of global warming as a 'hoax', and has suggested he will pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement without delay. His comments are a huge source of worry for delegates attending the COP 22 climate talks in Marrakesh, especially in light of the World Meteorological Organisation this week warning 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

There is a justifiable concern that if the world's second-biggest polluter after China does nothing to tackle climate change, what hope of other nations playing their part?

Almost 200 countries are represented in Morocco, with world leaders due to arrive today. They are working to advance policies to limit warming to no more than 2C and help the most vulnerable countries adapt.

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