International Climate Action

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:02 pm on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 1:02 pm, 26th September 2019

Yes, but I was brought up in Ochil and South Perthshire, so we have a great deal in common, albeit there is a slight age difference.

One way in which the UK can truly lead the world in this generational battle against climate change is through climate science, in particular polar science. In that respect, I pay tribute to the father of Anna McMorrin, after whom the McMorrin glacier in Antarctica is named. Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State join me in congratulating British scientists in universities and institutions throughout Britain, who make a vast contribution to polar and climate science, and will she, today of all days, pay tribute to the launch of SS David Attenborough from Birkenhead, and perhaps make passing tribute to the great man himself?