Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Paterson must get serious on climate change

HAS Environment Secretary Owen Paterson read a different climate change report to the rest of us? The latest report – by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists – proves beyond doubt that climate change is a huge threat and urgent action is needed to slash global emissions.

Oxfam knows from its work with poor farmers that climate change is hitting lives right now. The IPCC makes it crystal clear that it will become even harder in the future for millions to earn a living and feed themselves unless global emissions are urgently cut.

In the light of this, Mr Paterson needs to take seriously his responsibility to protect future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.

HANNAH STODDART

Oxfam

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