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Here’s what a broad selection of groups and individuals who range from the Women’s Institute to Oxfam and Margaret Thatcher’s former environmental adviser, say in an open letter published in the Guardian today to the coalition government and opposition:
“This year has seen the record loss of sea ice, and greenhouse gas concentrations above the Arctic at their highest point for possibly 800,000 years. Crop-wrecking droughts and record temperatures have scorched the American Mid-West.”
But, to our dismay, climate change and the weather volatility it fuels have fallen far down the political agenda when it needs to be at the top. It remains, however, one of the greatest threats to human progress, and tackling it is a huge economic opportunity.