Climate change is still happening despite the pandemic

According to a recent survey, two-thirds (67%) of Britons believe that the government’s priority should be the current pandemic, but just 15% think that the focus should be on climate change.

As the Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the world and been at the forefront of people’s minds throughout 2020, it’s no surprise that the majority of people would like to see the end of it. Afterall, it has changed the world as we know it and its effects will be felt for years to come.

But, the same can be said for climate change. As a result of our actions, our planet is changing – in some cases irreversibly. And with Britain’s 2050 target of reducing emissions to net zero looming, there is no time to waste in the battle against climate change.

The recent lockdown has allowed people across the country to become closer to nature and, in many cases, consider their personal impact on the planet. Having changed habits almost overnight, the pandemic has also encouraged a change in opinions amongst people as to how we can tackle the climate crisis.

In order to reduce pollution, 64% of those surveyed believe a permanent switch to working from home would be better for the planet, 43% back banning the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars, and 33% would eat les meat to help the cause.

Long after Coronavirus, climate change will continue to be the biggest battle we face. Every day it impacts the lives of everybody and changes the very face of the world, causing untold damage. By making changes to our daily routines, individually and collectively, we can make a genuine difference, reduce emissions and make our planet cleaner, quieter and safer for all.

Challenge2025 is our vision that aims to encourage outdoor garden equipment users to see the dangers of petrol and join the battery powered revolution.

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