We must capitalise on the public’s renewed focus on climate change

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Simone Rotella

LAST year saw a wave of climate change coverage and record levels of public concern. One poll found that 40 per cent of people in the UK thought climate change was the most important issue facing the country, and a major 30-country study found similar results, with most people in most countries now worried about climate change. They wanted both government and personal action to address the problem. These are uncharted waters for public opinion across the planet.

This is a welcome development and it is long overdue. But it represents the start, rather than the finish line for public …