CLIMATE protestors marched in Worcestershire this week, delivering letters to MPs demanding action.

Members of Extinction Rebellion’s Worcester branch walked to the Guildhall with messages for city MP Robin Walker.

Sam Iqbal, an Extinction Rebellion activist in Worcester, said: “Our own parliament has released a damning indictment of the Government’s utter failure to meet its own commitments.

“Here in the UK we’ve faced the wettest February on record in 2020, followed immediately by the driest April and May.

“It is 39 degrees in the Arctic Circle this week, which is more than 20 degrees above the seasonal norm.

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“We all know that something is dreadfully wrong, and it’s only going to get worse.

“But we need government leadership to enact the policies and laws to create a greener future.

“We call on Robin Walker to hold the government to account.”

Responding to the protest, Mr Walker said: “I am very proud of the fact we are one of the countries in the world reducing carbon emissions and growing the economy.

“This government has a strong record on the environment and the fact we are hosting the World Climate Summit next year shows our record of leadership around the world in prioritising carbon reduction.”

Elsewhere, in Malvern, members of XR Malvern Hills walked to the offices of West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, also carrying signs and calling on Mrs Baldwin to lobby the government for more action.

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Mrs Baldwin was in Westminster and also missed them, however she thanked them for adhering to social distancing and defended her government’s record.

She said: “I thank these activists for their peaceful and socially distant protest.

“In the last ten years, I and my parliamentary colleagues have taken extensive action to protect the environment and tackle climate change including enshrining in law a pledge on net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, significant action reducing our reliance on single use plastics and an extensive list of environmental protections.

“Renewable energy use has risen from under ten per cent to over 50 per cent and we have gone for weeks on end without burning coal. There is more to do and we need to make sure we enjoy a clean, green recovery from lockdown.”