Greta Thunberg speech in Parliament today should help everyone to take notice of protecting our planet – Cable


Today, schoolgirl Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Houses of Parliament. Vince Cable has said that he hopes that this event will greatly increase the profile to our climate emergency.

He remarked:

Young people leaving their classrooms and lying down on the streets of London have given much needed profile to the climate emergency our planet is facing.

As we welcome the hugely impressive Greta Thunberg to Parliament – a sixteen year old who has led a global movement – I am doing my small part by leading a debate this evening on the related issue of the damage plastics are doing to our natural environment.

I’ll be pressing Ministers to make data about the contribution of plastic production and use to global warming.

The public is becoming more and more aware of the need to reduce waste as part of our efforts to be kinder to the environment, and I hope today’s events will help everyone to take notice.

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3 Comments

  • Tony Greaves 23rd Apr '19 - 2:29pm

    What a crying shame there is today no modern equivalent of the 1960s Young Liberals to be playing a leading role in the climate and wider environment crisis movement. What has happened to the cry of radical Liberalism?

  • Jayne Mansfield 25th Apr '19 - 8:48am

    New £165m coal mine in Cumbria ‘unanimously approved’ by councillors despite escalating escalating climate change crisis.

    ‘Demand and jobs “outweighs” global warming concerns, Lib Dem Committee chair says. ‘.

    The Independent 19th March 2019.

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