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How to save the planet

Solving climate change needn't wreck the economy. In fact, it's the smartest way to fix it

By Ed Miliband   July 2019

“I want you to act like the house is on fire,” 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged us. On the face of it, the UK parliament just has. On 1st May it declared “an environment and climate emergency.” Proposed by Labour, not contested by the Conservatives, passed without opposition. It felt like a big deal.

The last “state of emergency” is outside most people’s memory—it was declared in the early…

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