8 October 2018
Responding to the IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said:
"This report couldn't be written in stronger terms: we are at a tipping point on the edge of complete climate breakdown, and governments around the world are failing to prevent it.
"Our own government is pushing us towards that tipping point with carbon intensive and ecologically destructive projects like airport expansion, fracking and HS2 - while slashing support for renewables and continuing to subsidise fossil fuels.
"Ministers have a choice: they can keep coating business-as-usual policies in a green veneer and watch as floods and heatwaves become the norm. Or they can embrace the opportunities to create a fairer, healthier, safer society that come with the economic overhaul we need."