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Fresh calls for 2035 net-zero carbon target after UN report

Studies show Island temperatures have risen

There are fresh calls for the Isle of Man to aim for net-zero carbon emissions by 2035, instead of 2050.

It follows the publication of a 'landmark' report on climate change by the United Nations, showing global temperatures are likely to rise by one-point-five degrees over the next 20 years.

Archibald Elliott is a campaigner with the Isle of Man Student Climate Network:

Studies show temperatures here on the Island have risen in the past few decades.

Adrian Cowin from the Ronaldsway Met Office says whilst minimum temperatures are rising, there's surprising results from studies looking into heavy rainfall events on the Island:

A government consultation is currently open until the end of August, asking for the public's views on how the next administration should tackle climate change.

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