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Activists inflated a huge warming earth globe outside Scottish government headquarters at St Andrew's House in Edinburgh in 2017 to highlight the emergency of climate change. News
2019-04-29
Citing Recent Protests, Wales Declares Climate Emergency

The Welsh government on Monday declared a climate emergency in hopes that doing so would "trigger a wave of action at home and internationally."The declaration comes a day after the Scottish first minister made a similar pronouncement.Welsh Government has declared a climate emergency to signal that we will go further and faster to tackle climate change. Wales has the determination and ingenuity to deliver a low carbon economy whilst making our society fairer and healthier.https://t.co/WuKT5Fmz4g pic.twitter.com/iHE88FY6Dz— Lesley Griffiths (@wgmin_rural) April 29, 2019"Tackling climate change


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A banner is hung across a roadway while people participate in direct action with Extinction Rebellion on April 17, 2019 in New York City. The activists are demanding governments to declare a climate emergency. News
2019-04-28
The Declare a 'Climate Emergency' Movement Grows as Scotland Joins

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon became the first world leader to declare a "climate emergency" on Sunday.The Scottish leader told delegates to a party conference in Edinburgh she was inspired after meeting young climate activists.Ms. Sturgeon said: "A few weeks ago, I met some of the young climate change campaigners who've gone on strike from school to raise awareness of their cause. They want governments around the world to declare a climate emergency. They say that's what the science tells us. And they are right.""So today, as first minister of Scotland, I am declaring that there is


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2019-04-26
As UN Climate Chief Urges Immediate Action to Save Planet, Extinction Rebellion's New Book Gets Rushed to Press

Hurry it up.That's the message from both the United Nation's climate chief and a climate mobilization group as they sound the alarm on the catastrophe that awaits if the world continues its business as usual.In interviews with the Associated Press, Patricia Espinosa, who serves as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said that "the window of opportunity" to avert catastrophic global warming "is closing very soon."That means capping global warming at a 1.5 degrees C threshold, she said. But, in order to do that, "much more political will" is


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2019-04-25
Thank These Climate Activists for Resisting Our Extinction

At just 16 years old, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has made waves all over the world for her plain-spoken, no-holds-barred chastising of world leaders over their inaction on climate change. Thunberg’s signature calm and the profound magnitude of her quietly delivered warnings were on full display this week as she addressed members of the U.K. Parliament after a weeklong series of militant actions by Extinction Rebellion. “Is my microphone on? Can you hear me?” she asked several times, with a palpable anger.Thunberg called out Britain for claiming that it has lowered its emissions


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2019-04-25
The Climate Rebellion May Be Growing, But Big Oil Keeps on Drilling

For many of us who have been working on oil and climate for years, the recent days, weeks and months have been inspiring, as we witness a surge in activism and awareness on climate change.Whether it be the Sunrise Movement, the youth climate strikes inspired by Greta Thunberg, the recent protests by Extinction Rebellion in London where over 1,000 were arrested, or the growing debate over the need for a Green New Deal, suddenly there feels like a seismic shift in public perception and political understanding of the climate emergency.Every non violent protest, march, speech, blockade, picnic and


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2019-04-25
Plenty of 'Collusion' for The Ultimate Crime: Lighting the Earth on Fire

As Notre Dame burned, as the flames leapt from its roof of ancient timbers, many of us watched in grim horror. Hour after hour, on screen after screen, channel after channel, you could see that 850-year-old cathedral, a visiting spot for 13 million people annually, being gutted, its roof timbers flaring into the evening sky, its steeple collapsing in a ball of fire. It was dramatic and deeply disturbing -- and, of course, unwilling to be left out of any headline-making event, President Trump promptly tweeted his advice to the French authorities: “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to


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2019-04-24
As Support for Extinction Rebellion Soars, Group Says London Occupations Will End But 'International Rebellion' Will Continue

With a surge of political support among the broader public and a possible meeting with top government officials, the climate action group Extinction Rebellion in the U.K. on Wednesday announced it would soon end its occupation of public spaces in London even as it vowed to fight on for its demands to be met.Environment Secretary Michael Gove agreed Wednesday to meet with leaders, who announced shortly after that they would voluntarily leave city landmarks Thursday.The group said that the possible meeting with Gove was "totally unconnected" to their decision to end the London protests in the


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2019-04-23
To Escalate Fight Against 'Existential Crisis,' Greta Thunberg Backs General Strike for Climate

Youth climate strike leader Greta Thunberg gave her support to a potential general climate strike, which would expand to the general population the movement she began last fall.At an event hosted by the Guardian in London on Monday, Thunberg spoke at length about the need for older generations to join the students in more than 100 countries around the world who walked out of their classrooms in March in the School Strike for Climate."Civil disobedience is important to show this is an emergency. We need to do everything we can to put pressure on the people in power." —Greta Thunberg"This is not


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Protesters stage a "die-in" April 22 at the Natural History Museum in London. News
2019-04-22
'Increase the Protests, Expand the Civil Disobedience': The New Urgency of Earth Day

It's been nearly 50 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States, but the increasing urgency now at the heart of the global climate justice movement is making the once radical environmental holiday seem nearly quaint by comparison.The environmental movement has grown in recent years, driven by an urgency fueled by scientific warnings and a generation of inaction.In a Los Angeles Times op-ed Monday, Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that the lessons of the past can help the modern environmental movement make a difference in more dire


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"We are now facing an existential crisis, the climate crisis and ecological crisis which have never been treated as crises before, they have been ignored for decades,"activist Greta Thunberg told thousands in London on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (Photo: @cahulaan/Twitter)" title=""We are now facing an existential crisis, the climate crisis and ecological crisis which have never been treated as crises before, they have been ignored for decades," activist Greta Thunberg told protesters in London on Sun News
2019-04-21
'We Are the Ones Making a Difference': Greta Thunberg Addresses Extinction Rebellion in London

A day before countries around the world celebrate Earth Day, activist and leader of the School Strike for Climate Greta Thunberg addressed thousands of protesters in London who have been occupying a number of major landmarks for almost a week, rallying the demonstrators to continue their fight against the "existential crisis" brought about by climate change."Humanity is now standing at a crossroads," Thunberg told the protesters gathered at the Marble Arch. "We must now decide which path we want to take. How do we want the future living conditions for all species to be? We have gathered here


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