Climate Change Prime Suspect in 'Extreme Weather'

BRITAIN feeling the full force of extreme Atlantic blasts with winds, rain and floods plaguing the country led to British Prime Minister, David Cameron suspecting climate change is to blame.

His words highlight the importance of sustainability and green actions, particularly with regard to energy conservation, saving and efficiency.

Cameron said in the House of Commons during Prime Minister Question Time yesterday: ”We are seeing more abnormal weather events. Colleagues across the House can argue about whether it is linked to climate change or not – I very much suspect that it is."

"The real question, that everyone is trying to address is: Is this influenced by man-made activity in recent years?

"There is almost certainly bound to be some influence by man-made activity but we have just got to be rational and make sure the measures we take to counter it do not actually cause more damage," Cameron said.

Cameron added that the current British Government was committed to reducing carbon emissions and meeting its international targets.

"We worked with the last government to put the Carbon Act into place. It wouldn't have happened without our support," he added.

"We also have the Green Investment Bank up and running in Edinburgh and it's going to be investing billions of pounds in important green projects.”

With Britain suffering along with other European countries and the U.S, gripped by record low temperatures there is increased pressure to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy generation and hence reduce greenhouse gases.

Picture by easylocum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/easylocum/6479148985/) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday 9th January 2014


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