Extinction Rebellion lawyer: Children 'unlikely to have a good future'

Two-thirds of Britons agree there is a climate emergency

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A lawyer for the activist group Extinction Rebellion has claimed that unless action is taken on climate change, children are "unlikely to have a good future".

Tim Crosland, who is also the director of environmental charity Plan B, appeared on the breakfast show in the wake of MPs voting to declare a "climate emergency" last night.

"People need to know the truth and people need to know that if we keep going as we’re going, according to scientists, their children are very unlikely to have a good future," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Mr Crosland also mentioned the controversial expansion of Heathrow airport, with campaigners trying to block the expansion recently losing a High Court challenge over the proposal of a third runway. 

The five seperate challenges from activists, councils, charities and residents over building a third runway were rejected, despite activists’ warnings the expansion would further damage the climate.

"The plain fact is the extension of Heathrow is just inconsistent with the net zero [greenhouse gases] by 2050 target," he said.

“It’s quite clear now that the decision is going to have to be reviewed."

Words by Wesley Hudson

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