The Green Agenda
Fighting effects of climate change ‘will help poor’ - Times Online
Tackling climate change will reduce poverty by cutting heating bills and providing jobs, a report by Oxfam and the New Economics Foundation, base their findings on work by organisations including Friends of the Earth, concludes....the poor are likely to be worst affected by rising temperatures...and have less money to adapt to higher prices of fuel and food.
So exactly how preventing "rising temperatures" help cut heating bills, and how does taxing fuel and (by consequence) food help the poor?
Andrew Simms, the New Economics Foundation’s policy director, explains: “A well-designed programme of national environmental transformation that creates jobs, makes better homes as well as healthier food and better transport systems, provides a historic opportunity to solve longstanding and deeply entrenched problems of poverty and social injustice.”
So nothing to do with the environment at all really then.