A Richmond Lawyer has announced plans to participate in Extinction Rebellion's global hunger strike in the hopes that the Government will address climate change and the ecological emergency.

Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly - a Mexican national from Richmond, will be fasting for seven days to raise awareness of what Extinction Rebellion calls a 'looming crisis.'

Mr Hayaux-du-Tilly explained: "Fasting is a very personal manner to say it all by doing nothing.

"I wish all the political parties campaigning in the UK and governments throughout the world to listen, tell the truth, take immediate actions and permit that ordinary citizens participate and take the decisions required to avert the humanitarian crisis."

Extinction Rebellion believe that the recent heavy floods in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands have highlighted the vulnerability of UK food supplies to extreme weather caused by climate change.

The activist group also predicts that shortages and price increases will happen to potatoes, cabbages, sprouts and cauliflower over coming months because farmers have been unable to harvest crops from flooded fields.