UK chief scientist calls for urgent debate on climate change mitigation

26420It's time to move on from the basics of whether global warming is happening to how best to respond, says chief science adviser

Britain's chief scientist has called for researchers to speak out about the risks and benefits of strategies for tackling climate change before national policies are set by the government.

Sir Mark Walport, the government's top science adviser, said the climate change debate had to move on from arguments over the reality of global warming to more pressing questions of what the country should do in response.

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