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Greta Thunberg Calls COP Process ‘Greenwashing’ and ‘a Scam’

Greta Thunberg Calls COP Process ‘Greenwashing’ and ‘a Scam’

When the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens November 6 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, one notable face in the climate movement will not be present. Nineteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said she would not attend the conference during a talk in London Sunday as she […]

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    In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects the Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, Pandemics

    In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects the Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, Pandemics

    By Julia Conley A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans’ exploitation of animals — and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people’s relationship to […]

    Greta Thunberg Tells Congress Fossil Fuel Subsidies Must End

    Greta Thunberg Tells Congress Fossil Fuel Subsidies Must End

    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attacked powerful politicians for ignoring climate change, as she called for an end to government subsidies for fossil fuels such as coal and oil. The 18-year-old was speaking at an online U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing. It was held in honor of Earth Day, to address “The Role of […]

    Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg

    Global Outrage After India Arrests Climate Activist Over Farmer Protest Toolkit Shared by Greta Thunberg

    By Jessica Corbett Public figures within and beyond India are demanding the release of Disha Ravi, a climate campaigner accused of sedition for allegedly editing and distributing an activist “toolkit” in support of the ongoing farmers’ protest that was tweeted by Fridays for Future founder Greta Thunberg. A petition calling for Ravi’s release has over […]

    Crazy Idea? One of World’s Coldest Towns Bids to Host 2032 Summer Olympics

    Crazy Idea? One of World’s Coldest Towns Bids to Host 2032 Summer Olympics

    By Jessica Corbett With temperatures across the globe — and particularly in the Arctic — rising due to lackluster efforts to address the human-caused climate crisis, one of the coldest towns on Earth is throwing its hat in the ring to host the 2032 Summer Olympics. Salla is located in Finland’s Lapland region and touts […]

    Greta Thunberg’s Message to World Leaders at Davos Summit

    Greta Thunberg’s Message to World Leaders at Davos Summit

    By Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg calls for urgent action to address the climate and ecological crisis. She reminds the world of the promises made to children and grandchildren — a promise they expect to be kept. The proposals being discussed and presented at the moment are ‘very far from being enough.’ My name is Greta […]

    Greta Thunberg Urges Norway and Canada to Honor Climate Commitments

    Greta Thunberg Urges Norway and Canada to Honor Climate Commitments

    When you want a seat on the UN Security Council, the last thing you need is a teenage activist, practiced at the art of shaming government officials, working against you. However, that’s just what Norway and Canada have. Canada, Norway and Ireland are vying for the two available seats on the UN Security Council. Enter […]

    Pope Says Humans Have ‘Sinned’ Against Planet in Earth Day Message

    Pope Says Humans Have ‘Sinned’ Against Planet in Earth Day Message

    “We have sinned against the earth,” Pope Francis said in a forceful Earth Day message Wednesday that reinforced the religious leader’s commitment to environmental action. Francis delivered the remarks during his general audience, which he broadcast from his library because of lockdown measures put in place to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, as […]

    Greta Thunberg Calls for Digital Strikes Amid Coronavirus Fears

    Greta Thunberg Calls for Digital Strikes Amid Coronavirus Fears

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday said that campaigners must avoid mass rallies amid the escalation of coronavirus cases around the world. Instead, “digital strikes” would be the way forward during the crisis, she said on Twitter. “We young people are the least affected by this virus but it’s essential that we act in […]