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People don’t trust the government on climate change. So what now?

Organisations like Extinction Rebellion are seeking a radical alternative to government inaction. Is there any way to rebuild trust?

By India Bourke  

Protesters from the Extinction Rebellion movement, demonstrating against government inaction over climate change. Photo: PA

“People gonna rise like water; shut this system down,” sung activist Eliza Kenyon during the Extinction Rebellion protest in Whitehall the other weekend. Her voice was so lyrical that it drew comment from the line of police guarding the Downing Street gates. “She was quite a good singer!” one officer commented to his colleague as Kenyon passed by, holding her placard.

A far cry from the blazing protests against fuel tax rises in France,…

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