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‘Rationing could save the planet’: UK celebrity Joanna Lumley calls for a return of war time restrictions in bid to tackle climate change – Rationing airline travel & meat


  • Absolutely Fabulous star said legislation needed ‘for sake of this beautiful Earth’ 
  • She said we should cut back on weekend breaks abroad and stop eating meat 

Joanna Lumley has called for a return to rationing to combat climate change.

The Absolutely Fabulous star suggested legislation is needed ‘for the sake of this beautiful Earth’.

‘These are tough times,’ she said. ‘We might even have to go back to some kind of rationing, where you’re given a certain number of points and it’s up to you how to spend them – whether it’s buying a bottle of whisky or flying in an aeroplane.’

Miss Lumley, 75, who has campaigned against single-use plastic, also said people should cut back on weekend breaks abroad and stop eating meat.

Speaking to Radio Times, she added: ‘We’ve got to think that everything we do will make the place better – every plastic bottle you don’t buy, every piece of litter you pick up, every piece of meat you don’t eat. Every small thing counts.’