Copenhagen climate conference: Britain ‘could make biggest emissions cuts’
James Kirkup, and Louise Gray
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Mr Brown will today tell the Copenhagen summit that the potential risks of unchecked global warming are so great that emissions must be cut, even if it means some sacrifices.
Brown last night insisted that Britain will not be alone in making big cuts, claiming that others are privately preparing similarly large moves.
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He will say: “Hurricanes, flood, typhoon and droughts we have from time immemorial thought of as the invisible acts of God we can see clearly now as the visible acts of man.”
He will add: “The task of politics is to overcome obstacles even when people say they cannot be surmounted. The task of statesmanship is to make the desirable possible, and make ideals real even when critics tell you they are inevitable dreams.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 10:52 am