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Teen activist Greta Thunberg spent the Easter weekend in the UK and joined Extinction Rebellion protesters in London. She also took part in a Guardian Live event and told audiences that the world was facing an 'existential crisis' and movements such as Extinction Rebellion are putting crucial pressure on governments to act. She also took her message to the heart of power in Westminster, and prompted politicians to declare contrition for their failure to act. 

The recent surge of demands for more ambition – on the streets, from the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, and from David Attenborough – have helped to amplify the message that Greta and others are stressing with their climate strikes. The big test on this will come on 2 May, when the Committee on Climate Change announces the results of a review of the UK’s targets, including when the country should aim to reach net zero emissions
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