Motorway blockades and Green deal crusaders: the UK’s new climate activists

Motorway blockades and Green deal crusaders: the UK’s new climate activists

With the UN’s Cop26 climate talks on the horizon, activists are finding new ways to make politicians pay attention

A new wave of climate activism, which has seen motorways blocked and politicians confronted by young people, is attempting to put pressure on the UK government before the UN Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year.

Insulate Britain staged its first protest on Monday and has since brought large sections of the UK’s busiest motorway to a standstill to demand action to tackle the escalating climate emergency.

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