Good Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin breaks down in tears and makes emotional climate change plea

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Good Morning Britain weather correspondent Laura Tobin broke down in tears as she discussed the heartbreaking impact of climate change on Tuesday 14 September's show.

The 39 year old travelled to Svalbard in the Arctic to present the weather, which is one of the places in the world that has been most affected by climate change.

Laura travelled to the warming Arctic to present the weather and raise awareness of climate change.

And, as Richard Madely and Susanna Reid introduced Laura, she made an emotional plea to viewers and broke down in tears as she discussed the impact of climate change.

She told viewers: "We've come here because Svalbard is warming more than anywhere else on earth and the impacts around the world are huge.

"We need ice because it helps to cool our planet. The weather here and the fact the ice is melting disrupts the jet stream and changes the weather in the UK. The ice melting, the glacier melt leads to sea level rise which will result in more flooding in the UK.

"And, here, the visions of the changing landscapes and the impact it's had on ecosystems and wildlife before out eyes have been inspiring, breathtaking and devastating."

Laura could then be heard choking up as she continued to tearfully tell viewers the sacrifice she's made to raise awareness of climate change.



The weather presenter left her daughter Charlotte, four, back in the UK and was clearly missing her.

She said as she wiped away tears: "I came here, I've been away from Charlotte for six days and my producer Ruth hasn't seen her daughter.

"She's never had a night away from her and I wanted to come and tell the story of the people here because it's actually not a story, it's a reality."

Laura then held a drawing that her adorable daughter created and gave to her before she left. The weather expert explained: "My daughter Charlotte drew this picture of a polar bear and she asked me to give it to the polar bear."

Laughing through tears, Laura then said: "I'm obviously not because it's very dangerous. But, if I'm to come here when she's my age there potentially won't be polar bears in Svalbard. And we were talking about what we can do but just understanding the reality and everyone making a difference and everyone working together and not pointing fingers will help.

"So, I hope you've enjoyed what we've done because we've loved it even though I'm crying!"

Laura's efforts were praised on Twitter as viewers applauded her emotional plea.

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One wrote: "Well done Laura. It's actually refreshing to see someone actually engaging emotionally with these issues. Bless you."

Another added: "Well done Laura we have got to get this out to people about our climate change".

While a third said: "As much as I disagree with Laura flying there, that last little segment she did had more impact on me than the guy that was on earlier EVER could [crying face emoji] Absolutely heartfelt and not antagonising people #GMB".

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