Good Morning Britain Reporter Laura Tobin Cries During Live Segment
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Laura is currently in Svalbard, an extensive group of islands between Norway and the North Pole.
The 39-year-old gave an emotional plea for viewers at home to take the climate crisis seriously before displaying a drawing of a polar bear made by her daughter Charlotte, whom she hasn't seen in almost a week.
Watch the emotional clip below:
Laura shares six-year-old daughter Charlotte with husband Dean.
Talking to hosts Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid back in the studio in London, Laura explained: “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.”
She then said the melting of the ice in Svalbard disrupts the weather in the UK and leads to sea level rising and more floods back home.
After calling the impact the melting ice has had on wildlife as “breathtaking” and “devastating”, Laura started sobbing.
“I came here and 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 always come and tell her the story of the people here [Svalbard] because it’s actually not a story. It’s a reality.”
She then pulled out a drawing made by her daughter and further explained the importance of taking the climate crisis seriously.
"My little Charlotte drew this picture of a polar bear and she asked me to give it to the polar bear. I'm obviously not because that's very dangerous," she added while wiping tears away.
"But if I'm to come here when she's my age there potentially won't be polar bears in Svalbard.
"We were talking about what we can do - just understanding the reality and working together and not pointing fingers will help."