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Welsh Conservatives call for action after IPCC report is 'code red for humanity'

The world’s leading climate scientists have delivered their starkest warning yet about the deepening climate emergency, projecting climate changes to increase across all regions in the coming decades.

The United Nations climate panel warns that limiting global warming to close to 1.5 degrees Celsius or even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels “will be beyond reach” without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.


The new report states that humanity's damaging impact on the climate is a "statement of fact" and that ongoing emissions of warming gases could also see a key temperature limit broken in just over a decade.

Commenting, Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch Saunders MS said:

“This report reinforces that we cannot sit idly by; we either act now or face a devastating climate catastrophe. Climate change because of human activities is one of the most serious threats facing Wales and the rest of the world. “The Welsh Labour Government declared a ‘climate change emergency’ two years ago, but we’re yet to see real, forceful action on climate change. “It will require global leadership and action both at home and abroad, and for our part in Wales, Labour ministers must get on with taking serious decisions that matches the severity of the situation we face.”

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