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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

06/09/19
Author: 
Kate Aronoff
The Exxon Mobil campus in Spring, Texas, on Jan. 26, 2017. Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images

September 6 2019

THE PROGRESSIVE POLICY Institute, a centrist Democratic think tank that grew out of the party’s pro-business wing in the 1980s and ’90s, received $50,000 from Exxon Mobil in 2018 via its parent organization, the Third Way Foundation, according to the oil giant’s 2018 Worldwide Giving Report.

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