According to BBC analysis, the year 2023 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record. And last week, the Met Office reported that the UK experienced its second warmest year on record in 2023.
Commenting, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds said:
“I was deeply concerned to hear that this past calendar year has been confirmed to be the hottest on record.
If the past few years of extreme weather and soaring temperatures have not been a wake-up call, then this one should surely send alarm bells ringing both in Cardiff Bay and Westminster.
We desperately need urgent action to help us beat the clock in this fight against climate change.
Make no mistake, there is no do over. We can either make peace with our failures or fight not just for our future, but for our children’s and their children’s futures.
So, I ask governments across the globe, not just here in the UK, what will it be?
How will you want to be remembered for what you did during the greatest crisis humanity has ever encountered?”