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View from the blog-o-sphereA new approach to climate politics: forget the climate

By Alison Smith – Friends of the Earth – April 4, 2014
Despite 20 years of urgent warnings from scientists, crowned by the latest IPCC report, there is still no sign of a realistic plan of action to limit climate change. Politicians won’t do anything without public support. But it seems that shouting about the dangers just makes people put their fingers in their ears. The debate is dominated by doom and gloom, and by those who argue that climate action is a costly burden that we can’t afford. But maybe we’ve got the whole thing the wrong way round. Maybe we should stop banging on about the climate and start talking about the health and well-being benefits we’re missing out on. For full blog post, click here.

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