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Want to ‘save the Earth’? Buy the Guardian

Want to 'save the Earth'? Buy the Guardian
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Nothing like a bit of alarmism to flog a few newspapers. In an apparent bid to capitalise off the Extinction Rebellion protests, the Guardian has set up a customised begging bowl at the bottom of each climate-related article asking readers if they're prepared to 'save the Earth'. 

Surely if one wanted to prevent climate change, a would-be philanthropist would donate to Greenpeace? Nope. In fact, what they need to do is, er... hand over a suggested £7 a month to the Guardian. Mr S isn't convinced.

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