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Our love of cars, cattle and cheap flights is fuelling the climate crisis so we must repair the damage now

Catherine Conlon


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A man looks on as members of emergency services and the Albanian military work to contain a wildfire in Albania. Photo: Florion Goga/Reuters

A man looks on as members of emergency services and the Albanian military work to contain a wildfire in Albania. Photo: Florion Goga/Reuters

Catherine Conlon

Catherine Conlon

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A man looks on as members of emergency services and the Albanian military work to contain a wildfire in Albania. Photo: Florion Goga/Reuters

Wildfires and heatwaves wreaking havoc across swathes of the globe show humanity is facing “collective suicide”, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned recently as governments scrambled to protect people from the extreme heat.

Half of humanity is in the danger zone, from floods, droughts, extreme storms, and wildfires. No nation is immune. Yet we continue to feed our fossil fuel addiction,” he said.


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