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Exclusive: Ed Miliband talks to Bloom (and the director of 'Age of Stupid')

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Shanta Barley | 15:36 UK time, Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Must try harder. That was 'Age of Stupid' director Frannie Armstrong's message for Ed Miliband, the climate change secretary, when they met at the Hay Festival this weekend.

In an exclusive interview for the Bloom blog, Armstrong and Miliband concluded that they were in furious agreement that politicians meeting at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December need to aim higher if they hope to arrive at a meaningful intervention to prevent 'dangerous' global warming.

'At the moment the best deal on the table is the UK's position', says Armstrong, 'but even if that got accepted ... that would give us only about a fifty-fifty chance of averting dangerous climate change, and preventing the deaths of hundreds of millions of people'.

And there's even a moment worthy of The Office about 1 min 30 secs in. Enjoy.


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