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Climate Change and the media

Climate Change and the media
Students gave their views to BBC Radio Northampton.
Tuesday 10th October 2006 by C. Freeman
Sixth formers got a chance to air their opinions on climate change and global warming as part of a documentary series being put together by Radio One. The radio station is focussing on issues that affect young people and so nine sixth formers from Brooke Weston were canvassed on their opinions. Carroll Weston, a producer at BBC Radio Northampton came along to record the students' views and the resulting sound-bites will be sent to Radio 1 to be included in the final programme.

Students, Daniel Conaghan, Siobham Dolan, Sava Grkinic, Stephanie Latta, Jack McCormick, James McKellar, Luke Stanley, Laura Strachan and Lloyd Young all took part in a lively discussion about whether global warming exists, what can be done about it, and whether we should take international, national or individual responsibility for making changes to our lifestyles and whether these tactics would make any diffence anyway. Other topics discussed during the hour and a half session included recyling and waste management, the rise of new technology and the generating energy through environmentally friendly means.

Carroll said: 'These are all important issues for young people to address and it was an interesting debate with many varied viewpoints being expressed. It's essential to get the views from students up and down the country as the final programme will be aired nationwide.'

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