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28/10/18
Author: 
Matthew Taylor
 Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, speaking at a Rising Up conference. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

Rowan Williams backs call for mass civil disobedience ‘to bypass the government’s inaction and defend life itself’

A new group of “concerned citizens” is planning a campaign of mass civil disobedience starting next month and promises it has hundreds of people – from teenagers to pensioners – ready to get arrested in an effort to draw attention to the unfolding climate emergency.

27/10/18
Author: 
Mark Z. Jacobson

[Editor: Video of a lecture held on Oct. 25, 2018 in Vancouver well worth watching. According to Penny Tilby of Vancouver-Burnaby Chapter of The Council of Canadians says: "His amazing  talk will make you much more optimistic about the future!  His talk is very clear that this can be done, if we have the political will to carry it forward."

23/10/18
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old activist from Sweden, addressed a crowd at what campaigners say was Finland's largest ever climate demonstration on Saturday. (Photo: Svante Thunberg/Twitter)

"The politics that's needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn't exist today," says Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old from Sweden. "We need to change the system."

[Editor: See more photos and videos at link]

19/10/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Rebelling Against Extinction- The Guardian Oct.18, 2018

When governments abandon us, we must step up

[Our politicians, under the influence of big business, have failed us. As they take the planet to the brink, it’s time for disruptive, nonviolent disobedience - Guardian headline]

published in the Guardian 18th October 2018

16/10/18
Author: 
Althia Raj

A new UN report must serve as a wake-up call, MPs say.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May speaks in the House of Commons on March 2, 2018.
JUSTIN TANG/THE CANADIAN PRESS
12/10/18
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells

Just two years ago, amid global fanfare, the Paris climate accords were signed — initiating what seemed, for a brief moment, like the beginning of a planet-saving movement. But almost immediately, the international goal it established of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius began to seem, to many of the world’s most vulnerable, dramatically

12/10/18
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells

Just two years ago, amid global fanfare, the Paris climate accords were signed — initiating what seemed, for a brief moment, like the beginning of a planet-saving movement. But almost immediately, the international goal it established of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius began to seem, to many of the world’s most vulnerable, dramatically

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