I counted 35 of our 650 MPs in the photograph of the debating chamber. The other 625 were probably too busy having lunch with lobbyists or filling in their expense claims; the best part of their week.
Westminster Debate on Climate Change, The Guardian.
Earlier this week there was a briefing for MPs on the potential extinction of Red Squirrels in England, I can't find out how many attended but you can find a transcript of the debate on line at; Debate on potential red squirrel extinction . Transcript of debate on potential red squirrel extinction
In the one and a half hours available there were over thirty contributions from the politicians present. They concluded that the threat to our iconic red squirrel population from the invasive, alien greys must be removed.
|Invasive alien grey squirrel|
It seems that people find it easier to identify and engage with, small, furry, bushy tailed little mammals and their plight than with the human existential problem of climate change. Politicians certainly do.
For a really accurate, concise and readable account of the grey squirrel problem and possible solutions you can read the MPs briefing paper yourself.Briefing paper on the extinction threat to red squirrels