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Public want urgent global action to tackle climate change

November 25, 2014 11:44 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

A new Populus survey reveals an appetite for action on climate change by the UK public.

It showed that 73% of people want world leaders to agree a global deal and 66% think action must happen now.

However, the survey also showed that just 40% of people recognise the potential impact of climate change on their lifestyle.

To demonstrate the scale of the expected impacts, the DECC is teaming up with a huge range of organisations and individuals, such as the UN, Microsoft and the Natural History Museum to bring the issue to life.

Liberal Democrat Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey will answer questions on the DECC Twitter about the impact of climate change and the actions that can be taken.

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Ed said:

"The science is clear. Climate change poses great risks to health, global food security and economic development - and unchecked will change every part of our lives. Without urgent action nowhere on earth will be left untouched.

"We are at a global turning point - never before have so many countries made clear their determination to act to tackle climate change. Those governments are backed by a groundswell of people who want to see action in their own countries and around the world."