IT’S GOOD to hear that Boris Johnson understands “people’s strength of feeling” on football and club ownership when asked about the scenes at Old Trafford on Sunday.

However, as climate activists from Insurance Rebellion target Lloyds of London with fake coal dumps and as local lone campaigners are arrested it seems Boris is just not hearing the strength of feeling over the extinction crises. This strength of feeling also comes from climate scientists and those watching the horrific depletion of the natural world.

Meanwhile British banks continue to hugely support the coal industry.

And why are police having to deal with caring protestors of conscience when online fraud is being so ignored and livelihoods ruined?

Jurors have acquitted Extinction Rebellion protestors accused of criminal damage to Shell and, in a separate court case, acquitted those arrested for blocking printing plants in 2020.

Meanwhile glacial lake breaches are threatening downstream populations with catastrophic floods as the world heats up. Glaciers are now melting twice as fast as they did 20 years ago. Elsewhere alas, rivers are vanishing. This also impacts people and animals. Atmospheric carbon has reached a historic, dangerous high.

We may live on a perfect planet which has evolved over billions of years but humans are changing things. We should respect it and live within the boundaries that have given our fragile infant species a foothold of survival.

Ninety-nine per cent of all species that ever lived are extinct. We should pay attention and speedily up our ambition beyond the current targets if we want the next generation to survive and thrive.


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