Friday February 21, 2020

UK's climate emergency declaration is the easy part

The kind of action required for this emergency demands a kind of joined-up thinking, planning and execution which will make the Brexit project look like a prosecco picnic in the park

2nd May, 2019
Protesters at a climate emergency protest in Parliament Square. Pic: Getty

British politics has been in turmoil over many months, but this week MPs managed to gather themselves up and do the right thing. In an extraordinary moment of cross-party sanity, politicians voted on a Labour motion to declare "an environment and climate change emergency".

This must be considered as the first time that Parliament has made a declaration in favour of dramatic change in peacetime.

In Ireland, recent figures showed that this country is...

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