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extinction rebellion protest, parliament square, london

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.

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Britain, home of the industrial revolution, ‘to end contribution to global warming’

Government advisors recommend climate target to be hiked to net-zero by 2050, a mark they said would lead the world and mobilise ambition in other countries — The UK will stop warming the global climate by 2050 and urge other countries to follow, under independent advice published on Thursday. In a 277-page report commissioned by …

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the environment secretary, michael gove, met extinction rebellion climate activists on tuesday

Extinction Rebellion: Michael Gove admits need for urgent action

Planting more trees, restoring peatlands to health and using new technology to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere should all be pursued as a matter of urgency, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has told climate change campaigners.

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.

jeremy corbyn campaigning with labour activists for the local elections in peterborough

Corbyn launches bid to declare a national climate emergency

Labour will this week force a vote in parliament to declare a national environmental and climate change emergency as confidential documents show the government has spent only a fraction of a £100m fund allocated in 2015 to support clean air projects.

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