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‘Wake up and face facts’ : Greta Thunberg pleads with politicians to lead fight against climate crisis – as it happened

That’s it from the Liveblog for today. Greta Thunberg capped her visit to Capitol Hill with a rallying message, urging action on climate change. “This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced and we need to treat it accordingly.”…

Greta Thunberg to US politicians: ‘Sorry, you’re not trying hard enough’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Greta Thunberg has told US politicians that they’re not doing enough to combat climate change. “I know you are trying, but just not hard enough. Sorry,” said the climate activist, who’s inspired young people across the…

‘Greenwashing’: fossil fuel execs to hold invite-only forum at UN climate summit

Oil and gas executives are holding an exclusive invitation-only forum with environmentalists and government representatives on the sidelines of the UN climate summit, in what critics have condemned as an attempt to influence negotiations in favour of fossil fuel companies….

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If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben

We are sadly accustomed by now to the idea that our reliance on oil and gas causes random but predictable outbreaks of flood, firestorm and drought. The weekend’s news from the Gulf is a grim reminder that depending on oil…

Here comes the first known comet from outside of our solar system

Our solar system is getting another visitor from a faraway galaxy. An amateur astronomer from Crimea named Gennady Borisov first spotted the fast-moving fleck in the night sky last month. Since then, both Hawaii’s Gemini Observatory and Spain’s William Herschel…

6 weird things that happen after you die

Nature isn’t kind to the human body after death. Thankfully, the days of natural decomposition have been replaced by decidedly modern rituals of death. We can choose to delay the decomposition process by being embalmed, where our bodily fluids are…

10 ways babies are really weird

Sure, all babies are cute, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t also extremely weird. Babies are eating, sleeping and pooping machines that double their weight in their first few months of life. And they pack a whole lot of oddness…

What makes a red rainbow?

Have you ever seen a red rainbow? You might, if you’re outside at sunrise or sunset at a time when there’s rain in the air. Red rainbows have a surreal beauty, but their explanation is fairly ordinary. They’re created via the same physics that makes a sunset or sunrise looks red.

New Survey: Half Of Britons (And Most Europeans) Are Climate Skeptics

An international opinion poll published today reveals that half of the UK population and most European citizens are skeptical about the conventional climate alarm. Despite blanket coverage of the antics of Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion on the BBC and elsewhere in the media, just…