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climate protesters bring london’s oxford circus to a standstill on friday

Students bring fresh wave of climate strikes to UK streets

The organisers of the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement said “sizeable events” took place in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Brighton, among other towns and cities. They mirrored events around the world, as protesters from cities as far apart as Helsinki and Delhi took to the streets.

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Fresh wave of youth climate action protests expected across Britain

More than 60 demonstrations involving tens of thousands of young people are expected from Parliament Square in London to sites in Leeds, Manchester and Brighton. They follow the global strike on 15 March, when more than 1 million young people across the world took action to demand rapid action to tackle the climate crisis.

climate activists greta thunberg, centre, and luisa neubauer, left, marching against climate change in berlin

Climate crisis: today’s children face lives with tiny carbon footprints

Fast, deep cuts in global emissions from energy, transport and food are needed to keep temperature rises in check and an analysis has shown this means the new generation will have lifetime carbon budgets almost 90% lower than someone born in 1950.

protestors block the main preston to blackpool

Fracking plan ‘will release same C02 as 300m new cars’

The government’s fracking proposals would release the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as almost 300 million new cars, fatally undermining ministers’ obligation to tackle the escalating climate crisis, according to new research.

cyclone idai caused destruction in mozambique, malawi and zimbabwe

Climate change making storms like Idai more severe, say experts

Cyclone Idai, the tropical storm that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, has been described as the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, and the UN says more than 2 million people have been affected. Storm-surge floods of up to six meters have caused widespread devastation.

new homes built after 2025 will not be allowed to use gas heating

Low-carbon heating to replace gas in new UK homes after 2025

The move away from gas heating in new homes was given a cautious welcome by environmental groups, although they said the chancellor had to be more ambitious, systemic and radical if the government was to get to grips with the climate emergency.

children walk out of classes in melbourne

School climate strikes go global, with actions planned in 92 countries

From the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen, down to Cape Town in South Africa, from the Western tip of Anchorage in Alaska to Tokyo in Japan, young people are preparing to go on a school strike for the climate.

greta thunberg

Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’

Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her. Classmates declined to join. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the then unknown 15-year-old sitting on the cobblestones with a hand-painted banner.

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