Countryfile presenter Tom Heap has weighed in on the fury surrounding Isulate Britain activists who recently made headlines after the group launched a series of protests. The on-screen reporter suggested the message from the climate change protesters was lost amid the negative coverage.
The 55-year-old is a climate change advocate covering issues affecting the environment on Countryfile and his show on BBC Radio 4.
The TV broadcaster urged activists to “be careful” when it comes to calling for change.
Insulate Britain has launched a series of protests involving traffic obstructions that began in September.
The group blocked the M25 and other motorways in the UK, as well as roads in London and the Port of Dover.
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Tom, who recently published his book 39 Ways To Save The Planet, shared his thoughts on the protesters.
He said: “Isolating Britain in particular is pretty hard to say. I just don’t have the science to say whether they are effective or not.
“But what I think is a shame is their message that isolating Britain is a very good idea – but isolating our homes has rather been lost.
“It was about whether or not they were preventing someone from seeing their loved ones in the hospital.
Tom has since published his informative new book which identifies positive solutions being used to tackle the climate crisis.
His book 39 Ways to Save The Planet presents logical solutions that make our planet greener every day.
Tom explained that while it is crucial to be aware of the dangers of climate change, it is equally important for the public to be aware of the positive progress made by different people and sectors across the world.
“Tackling climate change essentially means changing the way society and our economy work, so that it does not depend on the burning of fossil fuels, which it has really been based on for hundreds of years,” he said. he commented.