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A Green Industrial Revolution

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:59 pm on 15th January 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East 12:59 pm, 15th January 2020

I am very disappointed that Richard Drax has mentioned the 75% figure, which was also mentioned by the Foreign Office Minister who gave the statement on the bushfires last week. It is fake news that is being spread by climate change deniers in Australia. A letter to The Guardian from a number of well-renowned climate academics, including several from Bristol University, was published yesterday. I think the true figure for arson is less than 1%. I would like to make sure that that is absolutely on the record.