17 February 2014
South East Dorset Green Party today expressed its support for a statement made by Keith Taylor, a Green MEP for South East England, who calls on the Government to commit itself to tackling man-made climate change.
“The Government and the media need to wake up to the links between weather like we’re seeing and the global climate change that our fossil-fuelled economy is causing,” says Mr Taylor.
“Though better planning and flood defences will help us mitigate the risks of climate change, the only way to properly protect ourselves is to take radical action to lower our reliance on fossil fuels.
“If the Government is serious about protecting the UK from flooding, and wants to live up to its claim of being the ‘greenest Government ever’, then it will end its obsession with climate change-causing energy production, like fracking.”