Net Zero Carbon Emissions: Uk’S Progress

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 2:35 pm, 28th February 2019

Indeed, and September 2016 was the last time that we debated climate change in the Chamber, which is shameful.

2018 was the fourth hottest year on record with average global temperatures nearly 1° C above the pre-industrial average. Yesterday in West Yorkshire there were enormous fires on Saddleworth Moor. The weather was lovely, was it not? But do we remember a year ago and the “beast from the east”? Such extreme weather events are not to be welcomed. They are not good things. They are a sign that something has gone horrifically wrong.