Climate Change Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:53 pm on 23rd April 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 7:53 pm, 23rd April 2019

Does the Minister agree that we should all hang our heads in shame? The great political parties and all their members have not done enough. We should be ashamed that it took a little Swedish girl to come here today and tell us that we need a sense of urgency and leadership, and recognise that we must act sooner rather than later to stop this threat that will destroy this fragile planet. Does she not agree with me that we should have listened to the scientists years ago? Twenty-five years ago, I started the Socialist Environment and Resources AssociationSERA—a campaigning organisation in my party. We should have listened to the scientists then. We are still not listening to them clearly and closely enough now.