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Jerry signs open letter to stand up for action on climate change

June 3, 2017 11:52 AM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Supporters picJerry Roodhouse, Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Rugby & Bulkington, has signed an open letter urging Theresa May to stand up and challenge Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States of America out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Theresa May to urgently speak out and oppose Donald Trump's planned withdrawal because the deal was the result of two decades of international negotiations and a huge positive step forward for the future of humanity.

The Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark international deal when 194 countries, including the EU and China, signed up to sweeping pledges on the environment at a UN meeting in the French capital in late 2015. The US is the second biggest polluter behind China.

The agreement aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to "well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels" - the level beyond which scientists say we will see the worst extremes of global warming.

Liberal Democrats were the first party to talk about climate change in Parliament - back in the 1980s when the environment was an unpopular issue. In government, Liberal Democrats championed green energy, and oversaw the trebling of renewable electricity generation.

The open letter can be read and signed here: http://www.libdems.org.uk/trump?recruiter_id=65367#

Commenting, Jerry Roodhouse, said:

"We are all affected by climate change and it's time for Theresa May to speak out. She must join the Liberal Democrats and the global scientific community, in condemning President Trump publicly. This is too important for Britain to stay silent."