Another round of global climate strikes began on Friday ahead of the 12-day UN climate conference. Representatives from 200 countries are meeting in Madrid to finalize the “rulebook” for the 2015 Paris agreement. Reposted with permission from Deutsche Welle.
by Jake Johnson During an event in New York City Monday night with author and environmentalist Naomi Klein, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg had a simple message for those who claim it is “too expensive” to boldly confront the climate crisis with sweeping policies like a Green New Deal. “If we can save the banks,” […]
At least 1,006 Amazon employees have pledged to walk out in support of the global climate strike planned for Sept. 20. The action, announced Monday, will mark the first time that employees at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters have participated in a strike since the company was founded 25 years ago, Wired reported. “It’s incredibly important that […]
By Bill McKibben Business as usual is what’s doing us in. We live on a planet that finds itself rather suddenly in the midst of an enormous physical crisis. Because we burn so much coal and gas and oil, the atmosphere of our world is changing rapidly, and that atmospheric change is producing record heat. […]
Environmental activists around the world are strategizing and planning demonstrations to coincide with next month’s United Nations Climate Action Summit, which starts on September 23. The organizers aim to force politicians and lawmakers to confront the urgency of the global climate crisis, which is accelerating at an alarming rate. The UN Climate Summit will be […]