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CLIMATE CHANGE...and the 9 Hour Work Week!

*The British people could be forced to work *9-hour WEEK in bid to save planet*

BRITONS may be forced to work a nine-hour week in a last-ditch move to save the planet.

RISK: The huge carbon footprint of businesses comes under the spotlight.

Think tank 'Autonomy' claimed it is the only way to meet the greenhouse gas targets set for the UK by the United Nations. And it is now calling for people to slash their working hours or face climate change chaos that could ruin the world. 

*The report said working and relaxing at home is ­actually “less of a luxury and more of an urgency”

Autonomy says the change would keep the country on track to halt more
than 2C of global warming at current carbon intensity levels.

*They are also urging reductions across Europe – with similar cuts needed in nations such as Germany and Sweden – in a bid to reduce the emissions pumped out. 

The findings are based on OECD and UN data on greenhouse gas ­emissions per industry in the three countries. 

Autonomy’s director Will Stronge said: “Becoming a green, sustainable society will require a number of strategies, *a shorter working week being one of them.”
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Mr Stronge explained that the increasing use of robot workers meant the plan was possible. 

He added: “The urgent pressures on the environment and on our available carbon budget show that

*reducing the working week is in fact necessary.” 

The plan comes after Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell organised an inquiry on  *cutting down the working week.

End of the world...1 million species face
ANNIHILATION as climate crisis threatens humanity...

PLANET EARTH is approaching a catastrophic crisis, putting
the future of millions of species at risk, experts have warned.

The planet's life-support systems are approaching tipping point, with humanity now facing a never-before-seen catastrophe.

In a leaked report by the United Nations' leading research body on nature, a collection of the world's top scientists say billions of living creatures face total destruction, many within just a few decades. The 1,800-page study also argues people living today, as well as wildlife and future generations, are at risk unless we take action.

Most threatening of all to humanity's future is the devastating loss of plants, insects, and animals which many people and living creatures rely on for food, pollination, clean water and a stable climate. Robert Watson, chairman of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, spelt out the dangers.

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NATURE IS IN A STEEP DECLINE...
"There is no question we are losing biodiversity at a truly unsustainable rate that will affect human well-being both for current and future generations," he said. "We are in trouble if we don't act, but there are a range of actions that can be taken to protect nature and meet human goals for health and development."

The report's authors hope this; the most comprehensive-ever study of life on Earth; will push the nature crisis into the global spotlight.

Mike Barrett from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said: "All of our ecosystems are in trouble. "This is the most comprehensive report on the state of the environment."

He explained the report confirmed without any shadow of a doubt that "nature is in a steep decline". Barrett added that this posed an apocalyptic environmental emergency for humanity, hitting us with a triple challenge of nature, climate, and food production. "There is no time to despair," he went on. "We should be hopeful that we have a window of opportunity to do something about it over these two years."

The next 18 months is said to be crucial, as world leaders gear up for a major climate conference in Scotland at the end of 2021.

It comes as the threat of irreversible climate change has been thrown into the spotlight in recent weeks. Over the past months, police have arrested hundreds of Extinction Rebellion demonstrators, calling for action by politicians by carrying out stunts such as stripping naked in parliament or glueing themselves to London trains.

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