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Guest post: Polls reveal surge in concern in UK about climate change

From 15-25 April, climate change was high on the news agenda in response to the Extinction Rebellion protests in London, a major BBC documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough and the visit to London by the Swedish school climate protestor Greta Thunberg.

young climate activists demonstrate at heathrow airport as part of the extinction rebellion protests

Two-thirds of Britons agree planet is in a climate emergency

The findings, in a poll commissioned by Greenpeace, come as the group unveiled a detailed “climate manifesto”, listing 134 key actions they say the government should take immediately to ensure the UK hits zero carbon emissions as soon as possible.

davies said efforts to combat the problem of antibiotic resistance should be coordinated at a global level

Antibiotic resistance as big a threat as climate change – chief medic

Protests against climate change should be extended to the other greatest threat facing humanity, according to England’s chief medical officer, who says an Extinction Rebellion-style campaign is needed to save people from antibiotics becoming ineffective in the face of overuse and a lack of regulation.

climate change activists demonstrate as they block roads around the bank of england in threadneedle street

Extinction Rebellion protesters stop traffic in City of London

Protesters are periodically forming human blockades across roads in the capital’s financial hub, occupying the street and halting traffic for seven minutes before allowing vehicles to pass, and then repeating the action.

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