18 January 2017
The Green Party has responded to the confirmation 2016 was the hottest year on record. 
Jonathan Bartley, Green Party co-leader, said:
“Climate change is the greatest threat that we face. This year isn’t just a one off – 16 of the last 17 years have all broken the same record. The fact is that we’re in the midst of a climate crisis and, without urgent action, it’s only going to get worse.
“This week, as Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the US and brings with him a cohort of climate change deniers, it’s up to those of us who care about our planet’s future to fight back.
“Britain should be leading the way in the battle against climate change. That means committing to keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and seriously investing in clean energy technology so we become world leaders in renewables. There is simply no excuse for inaction: for a healthier planet, a safe environment and a resilient economy we must take the necessary action to prevent runaway climate change.”