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ACTIVISM: Thunberg hitches a wind- and solar-powered ride to Madrid

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who boycotts air travel because of its outsized carbon footprint, announced yesterday that she will travel to the U.N. climate talks in Madrid on a low-emissions sailboat.

Politics

SPAIN: Green New Deal hangs in the balance of Sunday election

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s decision to host the United Nations climate talks in Madrid next month was widely popular at home, but it remains to be seen whether this Sunday’s election will give the center-left leader the mandate he needs to finally implement his party’s Green New Deal.

Why quitting the Paris climate deal is a bad idea

The Trump administration has officially notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a landmark international climate change deal reached in 2015. The move is slated to take effect on Nov. 4, 2020. This…

Spain Steps Up for Cop25

It’s 31 days until climate delegates from around the world will gather in… Madrid. In breaking news, UN Climate Change has confirmed the event will move from Santiago, Chile to the Spanish capital. Quite how Spain will pull it off…

Tucker Carlson Blasts AOC For Blaming An Entire Race For Climate Change

Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday over her open “bigotry” after she blamed an entire racial group for “producing climate change” during a congressional hearing last week. “She’s an unapologetic bigot, someone who…

10 reasons swearing is good for you

There’s something about a good curse word that has a healing effect. Whether it’s a G-rated oath or a full-scale f-bomb, profanity helps in some situations, and science backs that up. Researchers say there are plenty of ways that cursing…

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UNITED NATIONS: Greens back protesters in wake of Chile’s COP cancellation

With Chile walking away yesterday from hosting this year’s U.N. climate talks amid street protests and violence over economic inequality, environmental justice activists were forced to reconcile their report for poor Chileans with concerns about the canceled summit blunting momentum on the Paris Agreement.