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Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Ahead of UK-Hosted Climate Summit, Oil Critics Arrested for Blockade Outside Downing Street

"Johnson's failure to act has left us with petrol queues, energy companies going bust, offshore workers unemployed for months on end, and a deepening climate crisis."

Jessica Corbett ·


Over 70,000 March in Brussels to Demand Green New Deal, Urgent Climate Action

"What do we do when we destroy the planet?" asked one demonstrator. "We have nothing else."

Common Dreams staff ·


'Cruel and Unfathomable': Sinema Pushing $100 Billion in Climate Cuts From Reconciliation Bill

A Sunrise Movement leader said the Arizona Democrat's reported proposal for the Build Back Better package is "not surprising since she's been meeting nonstop with corporate executives."

Jessica Corbett ·


Global Blueprint Details Why There Is No Climate Justice Without Debt Justice

"Rich countries must accept their responsibility to pay for the loss and damage already caused."

Jessica Corbett ·


COP26: Industrial Capitalism and How the UK Started the Climate Crisis

Boris Johnson will soon take on the role of the bombastic host at the UN's climate conference in Glasgow. Don't let him pretend we’re the good guys.

Adam Ramsay ·


Warning of Looming 'List of Horrors,' Pacific Island Leaders Demand Urgent COP 26 Climate Action

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama stressed that world leaders should not be allowed to "sneak in and out of Glasgow without making a single serious commitment."

Brett Wilkins ·


'No Time to Waste': Climate Leaders Call for Passing Reconciliation Bill Before UN Summit

"When President Biden meets with world leaders in Glasgow next month at COP 26, they won't ask him whether he built roads and bridges with Republican votes, they'll ask what he did to deliver on his climate commitments."

Jessica Corbett ·


Global Religious Leaders, Scientists Issue Joint Call for 'Radical' Climate Action

"It's really quite unprecedented, isn't it, for so many faith leaders to come together in this way."

Jessica Corbett ·


New Levels of Ambition Are Mandatory at Glasgow Climate Talks

Failure to halt greenhouse gas emissions is not an option—though it's frighteningly likely.

Tom Athanasiou ·


Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate Excoriate World Leaders for 'Blah, Blah, Blah' Climate Failures

While Uganda's Nakate said humanity "cannot adapt to extinction," Thunberg from Sweden said lack of action is "a betrayal of all present and future generations."

Andrea Germanos ·

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