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Youth Strikes Worldwide Demand Climate Action That Centers 'People Not Profit'

"We live in a broken system, one where the richest 1% of the world population are responsible for more than twice the pollution as the poorest 50%. That's why we strike."

Jake Johnson ·


Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets Worldwide for 'Uproot the System' Climate Strikes

"The climate crisis has not disappeared," said Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. "It's the opposite—it's even more urgent now than it was before."

Jake Johnson ·


'Not in 2030 or 2050...Now!': Climate Strikers Worldwide Demand Urgent Action

Returning to the streets a year into the coronavirus pandemic, youth campaigners are calling for "no more empty promises."

Jessica Corbett ·


As Planet Cooks, One of the World's Coldest Towns Bids to Host 2032 Summer Olympics

"If we stand back and do nothing, letting global warming prevail, we will lose our identity, and the town we love—as well as many others around the world—will cease to exist as we know it," said the mayor of Salla.

Jessica Corbett ·


Thousands Join Greta Thunberg in Letter Telling Global Leaders It's Time to #FaceTheClimateEmergency​

"We need to face the full picture. We are facing an existential crisis, and this is a crisis that we can not buy, build, or invest our way out of."

Jessica Corbett ·


Humanity Must 'Tackle Two Crises at Once,' Says Greta Thunberg of Climate and COVID-19 on 50th Earth Day

U.N. Chief António Guterres declared the pandemic "an unprecedented wake-up call" and urged world leaders to pursue a "green recovery."

Jessica Corbett ·


'The Saddest Thing Is That This Won't Be Breaking News': Concentration of CO2 Hits Record High of 416 ppm

"Emissions from fossil fuels and deforestation need to be reduced to ZERO to stop this trend!"

Jessica Corbett ·



Will You Rise Up for Climate Justice Next Week? Don’t Let Fatalism and Cynicism Hold You Back

Extinction Rebellion claims that when just 3.5 % of the population demands change, governments will cave to the pressure

Diana Stuart ·


Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out to Demand Planetary Transformation

"We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored. You who have ignored it know who you are.”

Julia Conley ·

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