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Political leaders failing to recognise urgency of 'environmental crisis'


Political leaders need to recognise the gravity of climate change according to a new report.


The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says more needs to be done immediately as human impacts have reached a dangerous place.


The report also says political figures have failed to recognise the environmental collapse that we are facing.


Laurie Laybourn-Langton, lead author of the report said:


"Our research shows how urgent it is that we understand and address a much wider range of environmental issues than climate change alone.
"Overall, the environment is breaking down, with consequences which include more drought, famine, forced migration and war.
"Environmental breakdown poses a catastrophic risk. This is a crisis."

Research shows that raising livestock for meat, eggs and milk generates 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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