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Radiohead dodges ransom request by releasing unheard tracks to benefit Extinction Rebellion

After an unknown music hacker stole unreleased music from Grammy-winners, Radiohead, the band published 18 hours of private soundtracks on Bandcamp, with the proceeds directly benefiting the Extinction Rebellion. The recordings were never intended for the public’s ear, however the band was left with little choice other than allowing the hacker to profit from their stolen recordings. The hacker as asking for $150,000 for the full 18 hours. Instead, the band acted quickly to ensure that the profits…

Philip Hammond accused of trying to kill off landmark action on global warming by claiming bill will top £1 trillion – The Independent

Philip Hammond has been accused of trying to block a landmark bid to wipe out UK contributions to global warming by 2050, by claiming the bill will be more than £1 trillion. Campaigners and opposition politicians protested that the chancellor’s…

Everest glaciers ‘retreating dramatically’ as pollution found buried deep in snow, scientist says – The Independent

Glaciers in the Everest region are melting at an alarming rate because of increasing pollution and global warming, a scientist has claimed. Professor John All, of Western Washington University, said his team discovered that samples of snow taken from the…

Climate Activists On Trial For Stealing Macron Portraits

Across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his “inaction” against climate change. Now they face up to 10 years in prison. The first of several trials targeting the activists…

Shami Chakrabarti warns police over Extinction Rebellion prosecutions

Shami Chakrabarti, the shadow attorney general, has accused police of stepping out of line by announcing plans to push for the prosecution of more than 1,100 Extinction Rebellion protesters. Deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said on Friday that the Metropolitan…

‘We can make a stand’: the Extinction Rebellion activist hoping to be an MEP

Few prospective MEPs will be in the middle of their first year undergraduate exams when hundreds of millions of people across Europe go to the polls later this week. But 19-year-old Londoner Daze Aghaji believes now is the time for…

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Climate change suddenly matters in the 2020 race. Are the candidates ready? – POLITICO

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and author, most recently of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? For three decades in American politics, climate change has been the issue that wasn’t. Even as the temperature steadily rose,…

Climate Change Suddenly Matters in the 2020 Race. Are the Candidates Ready? – POLITICO

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and author, most recently of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? For three decades in American politics, climate change has been the issue that wasn’t. Even as the temperature steadily rose,…