A climate of concern? Why we have to keep talking about climate change

What do you love?

This is the slightly surprising question the Climate Coalition has been asking. As the UK’s largest group dedicated to lobbying on climate change, and with everyone from Oxfam to the RSPB providing input, they should be a force to be reckoned with – but there’s a problem.

Climate change has fallen out of public consciousness – or rather, we’ve simply gotten used to the idea. It’s like a scratching noise coming from the walls of your house or a long, low buzzing; increasingly troubling, increasingly something you must try to fix, then – something you’re used to. Something you accept. You no longer worry about what the scratching in the walls might mean. You have long since stopped hearing the buzzing sound.

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