Robinson: Climate protesters must avoid alienating public

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has warned Extinction Rebellion protesters that they risk alienating the public if they do not employ smart tactics.

The UN Special Envoy on El Nino and Climate said disruption was necessary to affect change, but that it could take many forms.

She also praised the work of Greta Thunberg, saying her address at the UN’s Climate Action Summit last month brought her to tears.

Dr Robinson said: “I think what Greta and her generation are doing is humanising the issue of climate change in a very vivid way…
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