Comment: We Need to Have a Prime-Time Debate on the Climate Emergency

Source: Desmog UK


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By Jake Woodier, UK Student Climate Network campaigner

The upcoming election comes at the end of an unprecedented year of mass climate action, and is a crucial chance to put pressure on politicians to get serious about tackling the climate and nature crises. But to properly hold the next government to account, we believe political leaders should be made to reveal their plans to tackle these crises on prime-time TV.

Given the short timeframe that the scientific community has given in which we have to rapidly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonise the entire economy, it’s vital the public have an opportunity to scrutinise how political leaders plan to tackle these emergencies.