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Statement: Soaring temperatures in the UK a wake up call

Following the Met's latest report, foretelling record-breaking temperatures in the UK, Gwen Hines, Save the Children CEO said:

Soaring temperatures in the UK and across the world are a wake up call that the climate crisis is here, now.”

“While children are the least responsible for the mess we’re in, they have the most to lose.

“And as fossil fuel giants release their profits today, it’s a timely reminder that urgent action is needed from the biggest polluting industries and the UK government - without it, children will be facing an increasingly inhospitable world.

“Despite proclaiming leadership in the fight against climate change, the UK is failing to live up to its rhetoric.

"We need the government to step up its climate action both for children here in the UK and around the world.”