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18/06/19
Author: 
news.com.au
June 3, 2019
 
A heatwave has suddenly borne down on millions of people, killing several as the temperature passes 50C Celsius.
 

Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke.

The thermometer hit 50.6 degrees Celsius in the Rajasthan desert city of Churu over the weekend, the weather department said.

14/06/19
Author: 
Laura Millan Lombrana
Dry and cracked ground marks an area where water is being pumped by mining companies in the southern tip of the Atacama salt flat.  Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg
 June 11, 2019
 
Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.
 
The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.
 
 
12/06/19
Author: 
Colin Hogg
Tamatha Paul is a 22-year-old standing for Wellington City Council as an independent. Photo/Screenshot.
11 June 2019
 

The future is the business of young people.

Out of the mouths of babes come words of wisdom, according to that old tome of assorted wisdoms, The Bible. Which isn’t to say that 16-year-olds are babies, just that, in some ways, we treat 16-year-olds as if they are and perhaps we shouldn’t.

10/06/19
Author: 
YouthStopTMX

Media Release

YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKERS DEMAND RIGHTS AGAINST TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE

June 10th, 2019 *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***

07/06/19
Author: 
Ingar Solty
capitalism is over

June 6, 2019  

Today, most people are aware that ‘socialism’ is particularly popular among American millennials. The phenomenon began when the global financial crisis hit. No matter what the design of the empirical research questions that were being asked was, a majority of millennials said they favored “socialism” over “capitalism,” while the older generations, increasing with age, tended to be more pro-capitalist.

07/06/19
Author: 
Damian Carrington
 The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed British MPs in April. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
5 June 2019

Britons are more worried about climate crisis than economy, crime and immigration
 
Public concern about the environment has soared to record levels in the UK since the visit of Greta Thunberg to parliament and the Extinction Rebellion protests in April.
03/06/19
Author: 
Giff Johnson
Picture taken by the US Defense Nuclear Agency in 1980, shows the huge dome built over top of a crater left by one of the 43 nuclear nuclear tests over Runit Island in Enewetak in the Marshall Islands. (GIFF JOHNSON / US DEFENCE NUCLEAR AGENCY / AFP)

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (AFP) — As nuclear explosions go, the US “Cactus” bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small — but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

The dome — described by a UN chief Antonio Guterres as “a kind of coffin” — was built two decades after the blast in the Pacific ocean region.

03/06/19
Author: 
System Change Not Climate Change
The Juliana Plaintiffs claim a constitutional right to a habitable planet. Photo: Our Children's Trust

News | SCNCC | June 3, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, three judges of the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments by the Trump Administration seeking to stop the Juliana v. United States lawsuit brought by a group of young people claiming a constitutional right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life" and asserting that the United States government is violating that right.

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