From plastics to planes: How has the planet changed in Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne?

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The Queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign spanned a period of huge social, technological and political upheaval. For the UK and the wider World, the second half of the 20th century saw rapid changes in the way we lived, worked and consumed. From the wide-scale adoption of plastics to the rise of cheap plane travel, since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on 6 February 1952, the World has changed dramatically. And the first quarter of the 21st century has only seen things accelerate again. While climate change wasn’t a concept at the forefront of most people’s minds in 1952, it is now o…

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