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13/09/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Thousands of young people gathered in Parliament Square in central London to protest against the government's lack of action on the climate crisis and destruction of the environment on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

"They are finally treating the crisis like a crisis," said 14-year-old New Yorker and climate striker Alexandria Villaseñor.

September 12, 2019

Climate advocates celebrated Thursday after New York City's public school system announced it would excuse the absences of students who have a parent's permission to participate in the global climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20.

13/09/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Greta Thunberg joined dozens of youth climate activists for a rally outside the White House on Friday, September 13, 2019. (Photo: Defend Our Future/Twitter)

"We're seeing entire communities being decimated by the climate crisis. That's why we strike here today, that's why we strike here every Friday."

September 13, 2019

A week ahead of the planned youth-led global climate strikes, 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg rallied with other young activists outside the White House Friday to protest the Trump administration's fossil fuel agenda and demand that world leaders take transformative action to avert ecological catastrophe.

11/09/19
Author: 
Stephen Buranyi
The air conditioning trap

The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? 

Aug. 29, 2019

11/09/19
Author: 
Stephen Buranyi
air conditioned world

The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? 

Aug. 29, 2019

10/09/19
Author: 
Shirin Ghaffary  
September 9, 2019
 
Organizers want to see the company reduce its carbon footprint, cancel contracts with fossil fuel companies, and stop lobbying for politicians who deny climate change. 
 
07/09/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
As part of a multi-state action in 2016, valve-turner Ken Ward temporarily shut down the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline. (Photo: shutitdown.today)

[ Editor: Common Dreams reported yesterday that the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that environmental defenders have the right to employ a defence of necessity when being tried for climate-related offences.  This decision follows a similar one from the Minnesota State Supreme Court. 

To date this defence has not been allowed in Canada. Will Offley]

The court's decision, explained one attorney, "creates a strong legal basis for climate protesters to justify their actions in a court of law."

September 06, 2019

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