Debate on climate change with John Redwood MP – Sky News 11th Feb 2014


This clip first appeared on Sky News on 11 February with John Redwood MP on climate change.


Tom Burke: “There is no doubt at all that this is exactly what climate scientists and environmentalists have been saying to governments for years would happen if you went on allowing the climate to change. We haven’t done enough yet to stop the climate from changing and we are reaping the whirlwind that we have sewn by our inaction. So there’s a lot more of this to come over the years, remember these extreme weather events are not just happening in Britain, they are happening all over the world from Argentina and Australia through Africa and Asia we are seeing exactly the kind of extreme weather events that we have been saying to government for a very long time are going to happen, so now we need to do two things, we need a short term response, and that means that we are going to have to spend a lot more on adaptation to a changing climate, but much more importantly we need to stop this problem from getting worse by getting much more aggressive in our efforts to tackle climate change.”


Climate change debate on Sky News 11th February 2014


About tomburke

Tom Burke is the Chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, and an Environmental Policy Adviser (part time) to Rio Tinto plc. He is a Visiting Professor at both Imperial and University Colleges, London. He is a member of the External Review Committee of Shell and the Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board of Unilever and a Trustee of the Black-E Community Arts Project, Liverpool.
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