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Barack Obama Praises Climate Activist Greta Thunberg 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The former president praised the 16-year-old who sparked the worldwide "school strike for climate" movement.
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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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Climate Activists Have Their Next Target: The DNC Debates 8.4.2019 Mother Jones
No city better embodies the challenges of climate change than the setting for the first Democratic debate in June. At least 10 candidates who meet the DNC’s set of polling and grassroots fundraising criteria will take the stage in Miami, a city that will face the threat of encroaching seas on a daily basis in the […]
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Canada is warming faster than we thought. What can we do about it? 4.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Bronwen Tucker While global temperatures have increased 0.8 C since 1948, Canada has seen an increase of 1.7 C -- more than double the global average. And in the Arctic, the warming is happening at a much faster rate of 2.3 C, the Changing Climate report says. A  new report  leaked one day early from Environment and Climate Change Canada shows that Canada is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average. The changing climate report was prepared in a similar way to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, as a synthesis of hundreds of peer-reviewed studies. It included details on a familiar catalogue of the impacts we can expect, not limited to increases in precipitation (particularly in winter), "extreme fire weather" and water supply shortages in summer, threatened freshwater systems, marine ecosystem collapse and a heightened risk of coastal flooding. As the  Toronto Star  noted, the report ...
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Nude Protesters Flash Lawmakers During Brexit Debate 2.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The 11 activists, who had slogans written on their bare chests and backs, stood with their buttocks against the glass facing the chamber for almost 20 minutes.
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German students again march over climate change: ‘The older generations have failed’ 30.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For thousands of German students pushing for greater urgency in the fight against global damage tied to climate change, the rock star of the moment Friday was 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden.

Thunberg, who sparked a growing worldwide movement months ago by staging school strikes in...

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Protesting students worldwide pick Fridays to press elders on fight against climate change 29.3.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Luisa Neubauer puts it simply: A rapidly growing student movement to stand up against damage connected to climate change is a direct result of the failure by older generations to protect the future, so time’s up.

Neubauer, a 22-year-old geology student in Goettingen, is the chief organizer of protests...

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Corporate climate action: A matter of policy 26.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
The time for companies sitting on the sidelines on climate policy — or saying one thing and doing another — is running out.
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Student organizers report back on March 15 climate strike 20.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar Many of us supported and were heartened by students coming out on March 15 to demand that local and federal government take real steps to combat climate change. There were many great interviews and news stories which talked to kids out on the street . The Activist Toolkit, however, decided to take a different approach. I contacted all the local organizers I could find and asked them: 1. How did your local climate strike go? 2. What worked and what did not? 3. What will you be doing for the national day of action in Canada on May 3? 4. What did some of the students that participated say? 5. What are you trying to win in your communities? I am posting edited versions of the responses I received below. If you would like to connect about your experience organizing the strike in your community, please send it my way. The Activist Toolkit will continue stay in touch with organizers and continue to help support the demand for real action on climate change. The reports below are the personal ...
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Why the youth climate movement is a bright light during troubled times 19.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
If history is a judge, the recent climate strike by more than a million school kids bodes well for future climate progress.
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How can business help people to take action on climate change? 18.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As we are approaching a tipping point for the climate in the very near future, there needs to be a massive global mobilization to take action and reduce human impact on the climate.
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Students Launch Global Climate Change Strike 17.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The demonstrations, which starkly illustrated students' frustrations with adult apathy, pushed an unsettling message: Save our planet, save our futures.
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Students in L.A. join downtown walkout on day of global climate change protests 16.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Students in Los Angeles joined a worldwide walkout from school Friday as part of a global day of action to demand that more be done to combat climate change.

The protest, which began around noon outside City Hall, was part of an international youth movement calling for swift action to prevent or...

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How the Green New Deal Went From a Grassroots Organizer’s Dream to a Major Talking Point for the Dems 15.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published in Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, a progressive group called the Justice Democrats jumped into action. If the liberal establishment had failed to keep Trump from power, clearly it was time for some fresh political blood. The group embarked […]
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Skipping school to protest climate change 15.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.
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“I’m Fighting for My Future”—A Climate Change Generation Is Making Itself Heard 15.3.2019 Mother Jones
In 2040, Haven Coleman will be 33 years old. Having grown up in Colorado, she may have left the state to attend college or start her career, but wherever she goes will be a stunningly different world from the one she inhabits today.  The planet will have already warmed past one scary threshold—1.5 degrees Celsius above […]
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Students are striking for action on climate change — a truancy everyone should applaud 13.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Consider this a note explaining why one of us will be absent from school on March 15 — and why everyone else should applaud this truancy.

Beginning last August, a Swedish schoolgirl named Greta Thunberg went on strike from her classes, choosing instead to spend the days on the steps of the Parliament...

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People Need to Be Scared About Climate Change. They Also Need to Recognize That It’s Not Too Late. 6.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In just the past year, the public conversation on climate change has turned dire. Wildfires scorched parts of the American West, wiping an entire town off the map. Blazes also torched parts of Greece, which—along with many regions above the equator—was suffering through […]
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To Fear or Not to Fear: A Conversation About Climate 6.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In just the past year, the public conversation on climate change has turned dire. Wildfires scorched parts of the American West, wiping an entire town off the map. Blazes also torched parts of Greece, which—along with many regions above the equator—was suffering through […]
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Environmental justice and the Green New Deal 1.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jennifer Scarlott There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices , from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. It was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. Read the full series here . The Green New Deal, like some sort of eco-superhero, has arrived at the eleventh hour. Naomi Klein writes hopefully of it as a plan to address global warming that at long last matches the scale of the crisis. Klein (co-author of the Green New Deal-esque " Leap Manifesto ") has reason ...
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