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This week, the UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson contradicted Kermit the Frog’s assertion that ‘It’s not easy being green’. In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 22 September, he declared that COP26 must be a ‘turning point for humanity.

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A new study, which asked 10,000 young people aged 16 to 25 from around the world about the anxiety they feel related to climate change has produced results that underline how important tackling climate change is to the majority of young people on the planet.

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A new scientific study, published in the journal Nature has found that if we want to have even a 50% chance of keeping global temperature increases below 1.5C, almost 60% of existing oil and gas reserves will need to stay in the ground, along with 90% of coal. The report concludes that we are currently at the peak of oil and gas production and that production will decline by 3% per year from now on.

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Episode 5 of the YPTE Podcast is now available to listen to from wherever you get your podcasts. Our guest is Ellie, a.k.a. Jen Zead, author of How To Fix the Planet (When You're a Teenager).

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New rules that are being introduced this summer should mean that fridges, washing machines, TVs and other home appliances should last longer and cost less to run. Ministers are implementing new rules from the EU, which are aiming to reduce the need for new raw materials whilst saving energy and saving consumers’ money.

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