Monday, 22nd June 2020 10:16pm

Phoned up my Mum tonight, like so many millions of people. The conversation turned to the heatwave in Siberia (you might have missed it, cataclysmic climate news rarely makes the, er, news), and I mentioned the assertion by Professor Kevin Anderson that we need to ditch carbon fuel by 2035. That’s only 15 years away. “It’ll never happen” my Mum said. “Then that’s the end of humans in the next 100 years” I replied.

Come on, people. Green New Deal now. Demand it, make it happen, for everyone’s sakes.