THE evidence for climate change is now obvious to everyone.

We must all accept that human activity is causing so much damage to our planet that future generations may be unable to survive.

This situation can only be reversed if every national government, local council, family and individual is committed to reducing their carbon emissions.

So why is Darlington council building hundreds of new houses on greenfield sites?

Heather Scott admitted that there are brownfield sites available (Echo, Jan 16) but the reason given for not building on them was that it would be too expensive.

Surely the future of the planet is beyond price.

Darlington can never be carbon neutral while so much agricultural land and countryside is being covered in housing.

Margaret Moyes, Darlington