Green MSP Ross Greer has called for urgent and radical action on climate change as a report warned of serious problems in Renfrewshire by 2050.
The report, released on Wednesday by Climate Ready Clyde, a combination of councils and other agencies working in the Greater Glasgow area, gave stark warnings of the likely threats in the area if climate change continues unchecked.
The Erskine Bridge will be particularly vulnerable to more regular, stronger gales. The report points out that areas with most poverty will be hardest hit by social and economic problems caused by the change in climate.
Ross Greer, Green MSP for the West of Scotland, said: “This year alone the West of Scotland has seen the Beast from the East, a massive heatwave and damage from high winds. Unless we take this threat seriously there’s more of this to come, and this report sets out just some of the problems we can expect to face in the next 30 years.
“The solution is about much more than individuals making a few changes to their lifestyles. The most effective thing would be for Governments- including in Holyrood- and corporations to urgently stop their worship of fossil fuels and get serious about a carbon-free society.”