The MSP for South Angus last week tabled a parliamentary motion to highlight the results of a major scientific report on global warming.
Graeme Dey MSP aims to draw attention to the report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which warns that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.
The report, called AR5, is the fifth of its kind from the IPCC and was published in Stockholm on Friday morning.
According to its findings there is little doubt that greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide and methane are responsible for climate change.
Mr Dey, depute convener on the Scottish Government’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment committee, welcomed the report.
He said: “This is a hugely important document which sends out a strong message to climate change sceptics.
“It is no exaggeration to describe this as a landmark report and one which shows scientists are now 95 per cent certain that human activity is a dominant cause of global warming. It is time the entire world woke up to this threat and take robust action.
“I am proud to say that the Scottish Parliament has for many years been aware of global warming and we are committed to doing our bit to improve the environment. That is why we unanimously passed world leading climate change targets.”
In his motion the MSP also welcomed the fact that the parliament had unanimously passed what it considers world-leading climate change targets and detailed plans that demonstrate how Scotland could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 42 per cent by 2020.
He also called on other European nations to follow in Scotland’s footsteps and the need for all countries to work together to deal with climate change.