JOURNALIST George Monbiot broke down in tears on today's Good Morning Britain during a debate over Insulate Britain protesters and the climate crisis.
The environmentalist, 58, joined columnist and TV panellist Dawn Neesom to discuss whether or not the controversial activist group are the modern day Suffragettes.
It came after nine members of Insulate Britain were jailed for four months and face hefty fines after flouting a ban on blocking the M25.
George began with a measured response to the ruling, saying: "There's no question they were breaking the law and they expected to be punished for breaking the law. It's a totally accountable action in that they're saying 'this is who we are, this is our identity, we're not trying to disguise what we're doing, we're not trying to disguise ourselves from the police'.
"What they're desperately trying to do, and we really are desperate now, is to say the clock is ticking and time is running out on the greatest crisis that we've we've ever faced."
His voice then began to crack as he said: "It's almost unimaginable what we're facing now. It's very hard to talk about without crying because it's the end of everything. It's the end of our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our loves, everything we've dreamt of for our children, the good world we want for them, that would go. If global systems reach a tipping point the planet will flip from a habitable state to an uninhabitable state."
Dawn condemned Insulate Britain's methods but had sympathy for George, admitting it was upsetting watching him grow emotional.
Dad-of-two George then sobbed and was unable to speak after he was asked by host Susanna Reid what about the climate issue moved him so much.
His tears mirrored those of COP26 President Alok Sharma who wept during his address at the end of the convention.
The three-week event in Glasgow concluded with 200 nations signing off on a historic climate pact.
Countries around the globe have committed to strengthening targets to curb emissions and increasing efforts to cease reliance on unabated coal and fossil fuel subsidies.
However, it was watered down at the 11th hour after India called for coal usage to be phased-down instead of out.
Sharma was seen visibly upset by the events and said he was "deeply sorry" for the way the process unfolded.
"I understand the deep disappointment. It's also vital we protect this package," he said.
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