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COP25


Outrage as UN Climate Talks Kick Out Civil Society, Not the Polluters

As we enter a decade that will define all the ones after it, we need to stand together against fossil fuel companies and the governments that prop them up—at the UNFCCC and everywhere.

Andy Rowell ·


Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientists Say 'Peak Livestock' Must Arrive This Decade to Limit Global Heating

"If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual," experts warn, "this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030."

Jessica Corbett ·


'We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!': Young Climate Activists Storm COP 25 Stage

Protesters with Fridays for Future demand world leaders at the global climate summit urgent address the planetary emergency.

Andrea Germanos ·


Earth In Extremis While Trump Plays Ostrich

Indeed a vexing state of affairs for the world when major players shirk their responsibilities. 

Arshad M. Khan ·


For Role in Sparking 'Worldwide Movement' to Fight Climate Crisis, Greta Thunberg Named TIME Magazine Person of the Year

"People are underestimating the force of angry kids. We are angry and frustrated, and that is because of good reason."

Jake Johnson ·


'A Matter of Life and Death': COP 25 Protest Outside US Embassy Demands Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Demonstrators urged the global community to "join our demands for the real action it will take to protect and respect Indigenous women."

Jessica Corbett ·


Despite Warmest Decade on Record, We Still Act Like "Addicts Blowing Our Carbon Budget"

"Another lost year leading to another lost decade. I don’t want to belittle the important things that have happened and are happening, but they are not enough. People will look back at us and wonder, 'What were you doing?'"

Andy Rowell ·


As Press Swarm Greta, Fellow Youth Activists Stage 'Powerful and Strong' Silent Protest at COP 25

"We need climate action and we need change right now. And the time to act is now."

Andrea Germanos ·


Big Polluters Must Be 'Held Liable' for Destruction of Climate, Campaigners Say at COP 25

"For decades, big polluters have gone to any lengths to block, weaken, and delay policy. That time is over."

Eoin Higgins ·


'People Are Underestimating the Force of Angry Kids': Greta Thunberg Returns to Europe for Climate Summit

At COP 25, Thunberg said, "we will continue the fight there to make sure that within those walls the voices of the people are being heard."

Jessica Corbett ·

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