SIR - Recent weeks have seen ample evidence of the awful and growing impact of climate change on our universe and the threat to the futures of our children and grandchildren.

This is by a distance the most serious situation facing the world and should be leading us to sober thought - and, more to the point - action.

Choosing between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak falls to the membership of the Conservative Party. The Observer reports that a survey of those members asked them to name their top three priorities for the new government going forward. Apparently only four per cent listed climate change as one of their top three concerns.

The battle between Sunak and Truss thus strikes me as having the relevance of a fist fight between two drunks on the deck of the Titanic just moments before the ship ploughs into an iceberg.

John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon