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Offshoot of Extinction Rebellion Calls for Vegan Revolution

Drawing on the latest UN climate science report, UK activists under the banner Animal Rebellion plan civil disobedience to promote plant-based farming and diets. Vegan campaigners are to join arms with civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion in a series of…

From not having kids to battling anxiety: Climate change is shaping life choices and affecting mental health – USA TODAY

For some, ignoring climate change is not an option. It’s real, and preventing global warming from getting worse is a driving force in their lives. Elizabeth Lawrence and Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY Revelle Mast wanted to be an architect when…

‘Eco-Anxiety’: Vogue Advises Parents On Kids Having Climate ‘Nightmares’

Vogue Magazine published a piece over the weekend detailing just how hard it can be for children to live in a world doomed by global warming. Talking about “eco-anxiety,” the article claimed that some children are dealing with debilitating fears…

Climate Protesters Arrested After Supergluing Themselves To US Capitol

Seventeen climate change protesters were reportedly arrested Tuesday night in a demonstration where members of their activist group superglued themselves to an underground entrance of the US Capitol. At least 16 environmentalists from Extinction Rebellion staged the sticky demonstration, where…

Climate change is increasing hurricanes, tropical storms and floods, scientists confirm – The Independent

Climate change is increasing hurricanes, tropical storms and floods, according to a new study that looked at 120 years of data for the latest research to confirm a link between human activity and the dramatic rise of extreme weather events.   Increased temperatures…

Extinction Rebellion activists target east London concrete plant

Extinction Rebellion activists have begun a second day of protest by blocking and chaining themselves to the entrance of a concrete factory. Throughout the country, the environmental activist movement is staging five days of non-violent disruption in five cities to…

Progressive baby boomers are fighting housing and transportation progress

In San Diego, residents have been fighting the installation of a new bike lane. The boomer-ish crowd says it will hurt businesses, that there isn’t enough parking as it is (this despite a nearby garage that has never topped 55…

A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything? – The New York Times

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York City, the world capital of ambition, has never been shy about grandiose declarations. The City Council has passed or proposed resolutions demanding…

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Yes, climate marches are working

If you’re on
social media or watch the news, you may have noticed that protest marches seem
to have increased in incidence and popularity in this era of Trump. The President’s
political and personal actions have sent the opposition out on the streets,
including mass protests for issues from abortion to immigration to climate
change. Up until recently, social scientists believed that aggressive protests
alienated activists and pushed away potential supporters, but the massive
popularity of recent…

Politics

John McDonnell’s soul-searching | Letters

John McDonnell and other shadow cabinet members this week argued for Labour to adopt a bold socialist remain position. Paul Mason (Labour has only one realistic option on Brexit – back remain, 18 June) makes clear arguments in support but…