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Boris Johnson: Climate change mission not because we're 'mung bean munching eco-freaks'

Boris Johnson has hailed a new era of “scientific optimism”, as he used his signature eccentric language at the start of the 2020 Climate Ambition Summit. The Prime Minister said: “We are doing this not because we are hair shirt-wearing, tree-hugging mung bean-munching eco freaks - although I’ve got nothing against any of those categories and mung beans are probably delicious. “We are doing it because we know that scientific advances will allow us, collectively as humanity, to save our planet and create millions of high-skilled jobs as we recover from Covid.”

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