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Petition From 14 Youth Leaders Says UN Must 'Declare a Systemwide Climate Emergency'

"The climate emergency—which threatens every person on the planet into the foreseeable future—is at least as serious a threat as a global pandemic and similarly requires urgent international action."

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 ·


Nearly Half the World's Children at 'Extremely High Risk' for Facing Effects of Climate Crisis, Report Finds

"Virtually no child's life will be unaffected" by the climate emergency, said the director of UNICEF.

Julia Conley ·


Greta Thunberg Says Humanity Must Not Be Fooled by 'Bullsh*t' Climate Targets of World Leaders

The Swedish campaigner says insufficient goals and empty rhetoric represent the "biggest elephant there's even been in any room."

Common Dreams staff ·


Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years

NOAA warned that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."

Jessica Corbett ·


'We Have to Act': Atmospheric CO2 Passes 420 PPM for First Time Ever

"It is truly groundbreaking," Greta Thunberg said of the growing concentration of the heat-trapping gas. "And I don't mean that in a good way."

Kenny Stancil ·


'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 ·


In Must-Watch Video, Greta Thunberg Warns Humanity 'Still Speeding in Wrong Direction' on Climate

The global crisis, says the youth leader, "cannot be solved without system change. That's no longer an opinion. That's a fact."

Andrea Germanos ·


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 ·

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