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Why do climate change warnings still crash into a wall of inertia?

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One month ago, on a bright, sunny morning, I sat in a central London office listening to a presentation by some of Britain’s best minds on the science of the world’s impending climate disaster.

They spoke passionately and authoritatively as they set out in no uncertain terms quite how urgently the emergency needs tackling.

They were the government’s own advisers, members of the Committee on Climate Change, and they were issuing what was the most serious warning yet for British policy-makers on the future for us all. They offered detailed analysis of exactly how the UK could – and should – eliminate all damaging emissions by 2050.

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The price of inaction was unthinkable, they said – and far, far higher than the cost of action.

Just four days later the UN published a report on the latest research on biodiversity and the findings were alarming. It said that wildlife is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate, with a million species facing extinction unless world leaders introduce drastic changes.

Humans are putting our own future at risk by harming the very systems we rely on. Our inaction is undermining efforts to tackle poverty, to improve health and to curb climate change, the scientists said.

And this week we have........

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