Ed Davey attacks Tories on climate change
Climate change denial amongst those in those in power, isn’t just a problem in the US. The UK also has climate change deniers in positions of authority undermining attempts to solve the problem there as well.
Government efforts to combat climate change are being undermined by some Conservatives, Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Ed Davey is to claim.
The energy secretary will say attempts to discredit the scientific evidence of climate change threaten a breakdown of the political consensus on the issue.
He will say some Tories are combining with the UK Independence Party to create a “diabolical cocktail”.
But David Cameron says he is committed to reducing carbon emissions.
In a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research think-tank, Mr Davey will accuse critics of government policy of a “wilfully ignorant, head in the sand, nimby-ist conservatism”.
He will say that such attitudes combined with the Euroscepticism of some Conservatives could undermine efforts to achieve international agreement.