Britain's climate change activists demonstrated at the Port of Dover, the busiest port here. The work here was disrupted for several hours due to the protest. Police arrested 39 climate change activists.
This demonstration was done by Insulate Britain organization. The organization has a demand from the government that the government should stop fossil fuels in more than two crore nine lakh houses here and provide its alternative. This demonstration of climate change activists has been continuing for the past few weeks. The group has also blocked London's M25 highway five times in the past two weeks. The protesters had been warned earlier. Transport Minister Grant Shepps has said that any act that harms everyday business will not be tolerated. About 15 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK come from homes. Alternatives to fossil fuels can be solar, wind, biomass energy.
The issue of climate change in the United Nations General Assembly
Recently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on many other issues including climate change. He said that we are seeing warning signs on every continent, climate related disasters remain everywhere in the world. Climate scientists tell us that it's not too late to live up to the 1.5 degree target of the Paris Agreement, but hopes are fast waning.
In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday released the first air quality guideline since 2005, which aims to reduce deaths from major pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The UN agency, advising its 194 member states, has lowered the recommended maximum levels for several pollutants, including particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, both of which are found in fossil fuel emissions.