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Which side are you on: fossil fuels or a liveable planet, Cop26 delegates asked

ACTIVISTS in Glasgow set up an installation at the front of the gates of the Cop26 climate summit today, asking delegates to choose between fossil fuels and a liveable planet. 

Campaigners wearing giant, fake heads of world leaders, including PM Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gathered in front of a 10-foot globe with a simulated bonfire near the River Clyde. 

Those posing as politicians were wearing firefighters’ uniforms to symbolise the environmental work they must do. 

The stunt, organised by Oxfam GB, marked what was supposed to be the final day of talks at Cop26 — the summit was expected to extend beyond last night’s 6pm deadline. 

The group called on the British government to show climate leadership as hosts of Cop26, while world leaders struggled to agree on the radical language needed to avert climate disaster. 

In a statement, Oxfam said: “Extreme weather wrecks lives, homes and communities, and pushes people deeper into poverty. 

“In solidarity with people all over the world — we can push governments to make the change we need.”

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