Opposition leader Adrian Delia has strongly indicated he wants Malta to declare a climate emergency in the wake of news that last month was the hottest June ever recorded on Earth.
In an emoji-ridden post, Delia said: “You’re hot under the collar? About our party? Or our country even? Well, here’s some news for you.”
“Let’s look outside our tiny glass ceiling and understand that our planet is rushing towards a tilting point. Maniacally heading towards the point of no return. So let’s shed our trivialities, let’s lose our high positions of pride and unite against the biggest challenge mankind ever faced: the end of the world as we know it.”
“Let’s unite in the fight for survival, before it’s too late. Make informed choices lose our greed, change our lifestyle & save our planet. #ClimateBreakdown #ClimateEmergency.”
The national parliaments of the UK and Ireland, as well as cities such as Paris, London and New York City have all declared climate emergencies in recent months.
The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service recently released data which showed that the global average temperature for June 2019 was the highest ever recorded for that month, with European average temperatures over 2°C above normal.
Cover photo: Left: Adrian Delia picks up plastic bottles from the sea as part of the recent #WaveOfChange challenge. Right: A protest by Extinction Rebellion activists at the Museum of Natural History in London. Photo: Extinction Rebellion