Reacting to a new report from climate scientists, including Prof Pete Smith at Aberdeen University, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said:

“This report adds even more urgency to the need to reduce climate emissions. Here we have a group of eminent scientists calling for rapid action to cut emissions from power stations, factories, homes and transport to avoid catastrophic and irreversible changes to our planet’s atmosphere. Ignoring this call for action will spell major disaster for future generations.

“The world’s nations made little progress at the climate conference in Warsaw last month and need to step up if they are to meet the challenge of setting new targets in Paris in 2015. Scotland has good climate targets but we need to make sure we are actually meeting those targets.”

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Notes to Editors

1. Aberdeen University press release: Radical action required to avoid dangerous climate change.

2. Friends of the Earth Scotland is:
* Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation
* An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland
* Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 77 national member groups, and some 5,000 local activist groups – covering every continent.
www.foe-scotland.org.uk