CLIMATE activists have staged a 'die-in' in the city centre after the highest ever temperatures in the UK were recorded earlier this week.

Extinction Rebellion Glasgow conducted the protest on Buchanan Street to demand urgent climate action after temperatures reached 40 degrees in some places during the heatwave on Monday and Tuesday. 

People lay on the ground covered in white sheets with placards laid on the 'bodies' detailing the 'cause of death', including "Drought - died in a dispute over increasingly scarce water resources" and "Famine - died painfully of starvation caused by crop failure".

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A sombre beat drum also echoed through the busy shopping area. 

Damien McGovern, 41, an NHS Physiotherapist taking part in the protest said: "If your house was on fire, you wouldn’t sit around and have a chat about it for 30 years or choose to throw more fuel on it to burn even faster.

"So why are allowing this to happen to our planet?"

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Wolf Saanen, 39, from Glasgow said: "We've been sounding the alarm about the global climate emergency for years.

"Now it has arrived on our shores, will those with the power to change things finally listen?"

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Val King, 62, from Stirling added: "In spite of clear warnings from the United Nations that there should be no new investment in oil and gas, fossil fuel companies, with the full backing of the UK government are pressing on to open new fields.

"Only the government has the power to make them stop."

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