Music industry stars have declared a climate emergency and called on the Government to take action.

Artists, bands and record labels have thrown their support behind a demand that world leaders recognise the dangers of ecological change.

Music Declares Emergency (MDE) has been backed by Radiohead, Foals, Hot Chip, Alt-J and Bonobo among others.

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Fay Milton, far right, of Savages has spoken about the declaration (Anthony Devlin/PA)

UK music industry arms of Sony, Universal, and Warner have shown their support for the declaration of a climate emergency.

The declaration calls on governments and media institutions to refer to a climate emergency, act with urgency, and recognise that the situation has arisen “from global injustices and will work towards systemic change to protect life on Earth”.

Savages drummer and MDE member Fay Milton said: “It seemed like the music world had lost touch with reality, partying like there’s no tomorrow, when ‘no tomorrow’ has become the forecast.


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