UK Minister: Climate Change a National Security Crisis
SkyNews: Miliband Issues Climate Change WarningÂ The Labour leader says climate change is to blame for the floods and warns the UK is heading for a “national security crisis” In an interview with the Observer newspaper, Mr Miliband argued: “Storms and severe weather conditions that we have might have expected to occur once in 100 years, say, in the past, may now be happening more frequently and the reason is … that the climate is changing.”
The second wettest winter in 2012 and this winter’s one in 250-year event led him to one conclusion, he added. Conservative Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, who has admitted the military could have been brought in earlier to help deal with the flooding crisis, said Mr Miliband had not said “anything new”.
He said: “Climate change is clearly happening, it is clearly a factor in the weather patterns that we are seeing.
— Sustainable Business (@GuardianSustBiz) February 17, 2014
UKERC research cited in The Guardian as Ed Miliband is urged to match bold words on climate change with real action http://t.co/nNkgr0F1hS
— UKERC (@UKERCHQ) February 17, 2014
http://t.co/4I69NTbY16 Cameron has said it, Hammond has said it – is George Osborne awake yet or still in a climate-sceptic coma ?
— campaign strategy (@campaignstrat) February 16, 2014
Feature image via The Guardian (2013)