Richard Branson has reflected on his trip to Antarctica, with his son Sam suggesting the need for an “Occupy World Street” movement.

Al Gore and Branson have been in the frozen continent during the last week to view first-hand the effects of climate change, and have been blogging about what they have witnessed.

“The global community has proven it can tackle threats like acid rain, CFCs, and detecting the whales. Why not climate change?,” blogged Branson. "The problem with climate change is that the vested interest has such huge financial resources that it is difficult to get the public (particularly in America) to see behind such huge propaganda.

“Over time Mother Nature will make things clearer but by then the damage will be severe and many of our species will have disappeared.

“The science is clear. Government policies must catch up with the science.

“My son Sam says: “Young people should start Occupy World Street.” He feels that this movement should be built at breakneck speed. Global warming is by far the greatest threat our youth faces and they should not allow governments to continue to ignore it. He feels young people should hold our governments accountable.

“It is movements like this that will save the continent of Antarctica – so our grandchildren can visit them and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of it.”

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