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‘If not us, who?’ Failure of representation drives youth climate strike

As a movement grows across the world, young people say they want politicians to protect their interests — It had been a day for grown-ups to show climate leadership. On a cold 25 January, Germany’s coal commission gathered at the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy in Berlin to decide the future of coal …

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‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK

Thousands of young people take time out of school to join protests across the country — Some wore school uniform, with ties askew in St Trinian’s fashion, others donned face paint, sparkly jackets and DM boots. The youngest clutched a parent’s hand as people gathered in the sunshine in Parliament Square in London, a few …

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School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike

Thousands of young people walk out of lessons in protest at political inaction over crisis — Thousands of schoolchildren and young people have walked out of classes to join a UK-wide climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis. Organisers said more than 10,000 young people in …

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Florida is drowning. Condos are still being built. Can’t humans see the writing on the wall

People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate may be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call — I stood behind a worn shopping center outside of Crystal Springs, Florida, looking for the refuge where a hundred manatees were gathered for winter. I found them …

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What polar bears in a Russian apartment block reveal about the climate crisis

Arctic bears are being driven off their normal migration routes and into human habitation. We should feel pity – and fear — Polar bears prowling around a children’s playground. Polar bears lumbering along the corridors of apartment blocks and offices. Polar bears descending on a sleepy Russian town in their dozens. To state the obvious: …

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In Ireland, Brexit proofing must mean climate proofing

Brexit has lead to delays in climate action just at the moment when bold plans could soften the impact of the UK divorce, writes MEP Lynn Boylan — Brexit presents a massive threat for Ireland’s economy, citizens’ rights and, most importantly, Ireland’s peace agreement; but how about our progress on climate change? While Brexit is …

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UK pupils to join global strike over climate change crisis

Thousands of pupils to walk out of lessons amid growing concern over global warming — The school climate strikes that have led to tens of thousands of young people taking to the streets around the world over recent months are poised to arrive in the UK next Friday. Thousands of pupils are expected to walk …

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holly gillibrand has spent the past five fridays on strike outside her school in fort william

‘I feel very angry’: the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action

Holly Gillibrand is skipping class to join pupils around the world in pushing for urgent measures — Until recently, Holly Gillibrand was like any other schoolchild, keen on the outdoors, football and rock climbing, inspired by the stunning surroundings of her secondary school at the foot of Ben Nevis. But for the past five Fridays, …

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A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report

Even radical climate change action won’t save glaciers, endangering 2 billion people — At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2 billion people. Even if carbon emissions are dramatically and …

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David Wallace-Wells on climate: ‘People should be scared – I’m scared’

The journalist and author has claimed climate change will soon render the world uninhabitable, leading his supporters to say he’s telling the terrifying truth and critics to brand him a reckless alarmist. Why is he so worried? — David Wallace-Wells’s apocalyptic depiction of a world made uninhabitable by climate chaos caused an outcry when it …

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