Action is needed now to stop major flooding in the years ahead, say Liberal Democrats in South Northamptonshire.
With climate change leading to wetter weather and melting of the polar ice caps leading to rising sea levels, many areas in the UK are under threat of flooding.
“With recent incidents of flooding locally for the residents of Silverstone, Syresham, Helmdon, Wappenham and Kings Sutton still fresh in many peoples minds it is becoming ever more apparent that the world is changing.We need to be making every effort we can both nationally and locally, in our own homes and lives, to try and cut our carbon footprint and slow the rate of change worldwide” said Scott Collins,Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South Northamptonshire.
Local campaigner Scott Collins met up recently with the Liberal Democrats’ Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Steve Webb MP, to demonstrate what could happen if no action is taken to stop further climate change taking place.
Liberal Democrat plans to cut down on carbon emissions which are leading to climate change include:
· Cutting income tax and make polluters pay instead – so it pays to go green
· Making a big investment in public transport, including the immediate start on a high speed rail network
· Making energy companies use windfall profits to insulate homes, reducing emissions and cutting bills
· Shifting to cleaner, greener energy, with incentives for a massive expansion of renewable projects
“We need decisive action now to tackle the carbon emissions that are causing flooding,” said Scott. “Liberal Democrat plans will give us all the opportunity to turn the tide and stop further damage to our environment.”
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