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Why Apocalyptic Claims About Climate Change Are Wrong

Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said: “Billions will die” and “Life…

The F-Word Finally Enters Climate Politics – Scientific American

In CNN’s recent climate crisis town hall, fossil fuels—and the industry that produces them—were mentioned 153 times. Julián Castro committed to banning oil and gas drilling on public lands. Andew Yang supported a ban on offshore oil drilling. Kamala Harris…

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Guardian environment writers: ‘With your help, we are tackling humankind’s greatest challenge’

George Monbiot, columnist and author of several books on the climate crisis Before I worked for the Guardian, I tried writing for other newspapers, in the belief I should reach the unconverted. But I gradually discovered that all of them…

Jane Fonda accepts Bafta award during arrest at climate protest

Jane Fonda accepted a prestigious award from Bafta Los Angeles while being led away in handcuffs after being arrested during climate emergency protests. The actor and activist was honoured with the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film at the…

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterson Arrested At Another Climate Protest

Actress and activist Jane Fonda was arrested again outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. for protesting climate change, this time alongside her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Sam Waterson. The 81-year-old actress is making good on her promise of doing…

From Kerri-Anne to the masked stinger: how Australia’s media covered Extinction Rebellion

Daily Telegraph reporter Mitchell Van Homrigh got dressed up in a bee costume to go “undercover” with Extinction Rebellion but his stunt wasn’t even the most foolish response to the mass protests we saw this week. After making all the…

NYTimes Hails Cultish, Disruptive Extinction Rebellion Protests

Extinction Rebellion, a burgeoning radical group of self-proclaimed environmentalists, that originated in England in the summer of 2018, now has a following among the hard left in America, as they do the usual left-wing protest things, like disrupting the commutes…

Extinction Rebellion is about more than global warming – The Irish Times

A man clutches a photo of his young children on the 6pm news. “I’m just a father of two children that’s very frightened of their future,” he says, as he begins weeping. He is lying on the ground in the…

Why Extinction Rebellion Is Occupying a NYC Park

Hundreds of climate protesters around the world were arrested Monday, kicking off Extinction Rebellion’s “International Rebellion,” two weeks of direct action and civil disobedience protests in 60 countries.  In London, protesters blocked all major roads around the Houses of Parliament,…

The Latest: Climate protesters douse famous Wall Street bull – Minneapolis Star Tribune

BERLIN — The Latest on international climate protests (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Protesters have doused New York City’s famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of a protest against climate change. The group Extinction Rebellion staged the…