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Stop making sense: why it’s time to get emotional about climate change | Rebecca Huntley

It took me much longer than it should have to realise that educating people about climate change science was not enough. Due perhaps to my personality type (highly rational, don’t talk to me about horoscopes, please) and my background (the…

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Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Ex-‘Fridays For Future’ Activist Reveals ‘Cult-Like Control, Hostility’

Sina, aged 14, used to be active as a spokesperson for Fridays for Future in a city in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia. But she quickly became disenchanted by the movement’s “cult-like” structures that did not tolerate questions. Recently she…

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MEDIA: Vanessa Nakate speaks out after being cut from news photo

A cropped news photo of Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has sparked the latest surge of outrage over how activists of color are represented in climate movements and the media, renewing calls against the erasure of diverse voices from environmental activism.

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We can’t trust the billionaires of Davos to solve a climate crisis they created | Payal Parekh

This week, among the private chalets and deep snow of Davos, the world’s leading politicians and businesspeople have been spending their time at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and they’ve been talking about the climate crisis. Greta Thunberg and Prince…

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Jonathan Safran Foer: ‘Why don’t Extinction Rebellion issue specific ideas? They are awfully vague’

There have been many proposed solutions to the climate crisis – from outright bans on fossil fuels to planting 2 billion trees – but Jonathan Safran Foer’s antidote to global devastation strikes me as the neatest and most achievable. It…

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The planet faces a climate emergency – but activists need to strap in for the long haul | Alice Bell

Here we go. A nip in the air, the Christmas lights are up, Black Friday deals are still hanging around, and it is time once again for another international climate conference. The COP, or conference of the parties to give…

Saudi Arabia Plans to Launch Carbon Trading Scheme

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a carbon trading scheme as the G20 member aims to diversify its energy supplies and reduce carbon emissions, the energy minister of the world’s top oil producer said on Wednesday. Carbon trading schemes are emerging…

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Leading Australian engineers turn their backs on new fossil fuel projects

Engineering firms are under increased pressure from their own employees to abandon controversial fossil fuel projects, as the sector turns its attention to the climate crisis. About 1,000 Australian engineers and 90 organisations – including large firms and respected industry…