‘As Britain burns, it’s time for retailers to turn up the heat on the climate crisis’

Firefighter putting out blaze

Record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in suburbia this week must prove the catalyst for retailers to genuinely prioritise the planet over profit, writes Retail Week editor Luke Tugby

Forty degrees. That is the level hit by the mercury in Lincolnshire on Tuesday as the UK recorded its hottest ever day – a level that would have been “virtually impossible without human-based climate change”, climate science lecturer Dr Friederike Otto said.  

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