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Today: Why climate change should be an election issue

April 22nd, 2015

Episode 298 of 1744 episodes

One of Britain's leading environmentalists, James Lovelock, has waded into the election debate criticising politicians for ducking the most important issue facing the planet - climate change. With less than a year to go before world leaders meet in Paris to try and hammer out a binding deal to halt global warming, the creator of the Gaia theory, says he's shocked that politicians here have barely mentioned climate change. Our reporter Tom Feilden spoke to James Lovelock. Justin Webb also spoke to Sir Brian Hoskins is chair of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College and a Professor at University of Reading.

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