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As the UK experiences a sweltering heatwave which has seen the hottest day on record ever, it’s no wonder climate change is on the agenda. We all know it’s happening – why else would parts of the UK be as hot as Dubai in July?

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg hits the nail on the head in her new book No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference. Thunberg – the controversial 16-year-old who achieved global recognition when she stopped attending school to protest against climate change – says that our temperatures are rising because “no one is doing anything” to stop it.

The little white Penguin book is made up of just 62 small pages and is only £2.99, so there’s no excuse not to educate yourself and read it. It took me half an hour to get through No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference and 24 hours later, I’m still thinking about it.

Thunberg’s speeches, to leaders and activists alike, are powerful. They strike you with a rare dose of realism and they tell you to “unite behind science“. If we unite behind science on climate change, we’re committing to the idea that we’ve got ten years to reverse the damage we’re doing to the planet. If we don’t get our act together in the next ten years, there’ll be an “irreversible chain reaction” beyond human control when it comes to the climate.

Basically, action is needed – and drastic action. However, as Thunberg’s speeches will tell you, there is complete inaction happening.

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Greta Thunberg’s No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference is a powerful little book. Reading it will make you upset, angry, scared and absolutely bewildered. However, you have to read it – it takes climate change and shoves it right in your face where you literally can’t avoid it.

It’s no wonder that Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize when you read this book. She walked out of school, sat down outside of the Swedish parliament and has caused a huge rift regarding climate discussion. All we can do is hope enough people in the right places start taking her, and the science, seriously.