Conservative Environment Network (CEN) Director Sam Richards has commented on today's special report from the IPCC on Global Warming of 1.5°C, saying:
"Today’s IPCC report shows how important it is that we take action to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The science is clear - beyond 1.5°C the world risks reaching tipping points that would make it extremely difficult to regain control of our climate - and the fires and heatwaves we saw this summer would become increasingly common. Thankfully, with electric vehicles and cheap sources of renewable power like onshore wind, we have the technology to avoid this fate. The Government should set a net zero emissions target to deliver a 1.5 world, and put in place the policies necessary to hit this goal."