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Topic: Activism

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Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science

Laudato si' (24 May 2015) | Francis

  2021-09-09 (or before) in The Vatican

Encyclical Letter Laudato si' of the Holy Father Francis on care for our common home (24 May 2015)

  Tagged under: Activism | Religion | Pope Francis

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Solidarity and strategy: the forgotten lessons of truly effective protest

  2024-03-14 in The Guardian

The long read: Organising is a kind of alchemy: it turns alienation into connection, despair into dedication, and oppression into strength

  Tagged under: Women and Children | Activism

Edges of protest

  2024-03-12 in The Ecologist

Should climate protesters picket an MP at home?

  Tagged under: UK Politics | Activism

Film studio from Oscar-winning director aims to stir up ‘populist anger’ over climate crisis

  2024-03-09 in The Guardian

Yellow Dot Studios produces short-form videos to inform with ‘genuine, righteous anger’ and ‘laugh-out-loud comedy’

  Tagged under: Activism | Media

From Publications to Public Actions: The Role of Universities in Facilitating Academic Advocacy and Activism in the Climate and Ecological Emergency

  2024-03-09 (or before) in Frontiers

Thousands of universities have made climate emergency declarations; however the higher education sector is not rising to the collective challenge with the urgency commensurate with scientific warnings. Universities are promoting an increased focus on sustainability through their research, teaching and their own institutional footprints. However, we suggest that such initiatives will be insufficient to catalyse the required transformations in our societies and economies because of i) the time lags inherent in education and research pathways to impact, and ii) their failure to address either real-world political processes or the f...

  Tagged under: Climate Justice | Science | Activism | Sustainability

The Climate Choir Movement - Peaceful protest performances on the climate & nature emergency - The Climate Choir Movement

  2024-03-08 (or before) in

15 June 2023: a sombre and sonorous statement about breaking our dependence on oil in Bristol Cathedral. Singers processed around Luke Jerram's sculpture which flows with oil instead of water, preceded by the Red Rebels

  Tagged under: Activism

Mainstream Climate Science: The New Denialism? - Jonathon Porritt

  2024-03-07 by in

This is a bit of a long one! So here’s my “Executive Summary” so you can decide whether to commit the time to the rest of it: mainstream climate scientists run the risk of becoming the new climate deniers.

  Tagged under: The Paris Agreement | IPCC | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Science | Activism

‘No drilling! No drilling!’: climate choir sings truth to power in Palace of Westminster

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

Voices of Climate Choir Movement fill St Stephen’s Hall in group’s most dramatic protest yet

  Tagged under: Activism

Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science

Now judges are threatening JURIES with criminal charges during protester trials

  2024-03-04 by in The Canary

Judge Reid is fast becoming notorious: climate denial and now jury-threatening, but his attitude reflect increasing state authoritarianism

  Tagged under: Law and Legal Profession | UK | Activism

The impact of protest

  2024-03-04 in The Ecologist

A new report published by Social Change Lab sheds light on the short and long term impacts of disruptive protest.

  Tagged under: Activism

The Alliance of World Scientists

  2024-03-03 (or before) in Conservation Biology Institute

The Alliance is an international assembly of scientists, independent of governmental organizations. As stewards of human knowledge and champions of evidence-based decision making, the goal of the Alliance is to […]

  Tagged under: Activism | Science

Edward Burtnysky on climate crisis: 'We should be screaming fire… but we're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic'

  2024-03-02 in Sky News

Landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky's work explores human impact on the surface of the planet, shooting the Coast mountains in the Canadian province of British Columbia, soil erosion in Turkey, and coal mines in Australia for his latest exhibition, New Works.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Media | Canada

Climate activists convicted of criminal damage after smashing glass door of JP Morgan

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Activitists had used hammers and chisels to cause ‘many thousands of pounds’ of damage to the bank’s offices in London

  Tagged under: Activism

ExxonMobil is suing investors who want faster climate action

  2024-02-29 in NPR

The oil and gas giant is suing investor groups that want it to slash climate pollution. Interest groups on both sides of the case say it could lead to more lawsuits against activist investors.

  Tagged under: Litigation | Exxon | Activism

European nations must end repression of peaceful climate protest, says UN expert

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Nations should be cutting emissions to meet Paris agreement, says Michel Forst after year-long inquiry

  Tagged under: Activism

Scientists under arrest: the researchers taking action over climate change

  2024-02-21 in Nature

Fed up with a lack of political progress in solving the climate problem, some researchers are becoming activists to slow global warming. Fed up with a lack of political progress in solving the climate problem, some researchers are becoming activists to slow global warming.

  Tagged under: Activism

The powerful speech given by Welshman defending himself in court that everyone should read - Wales Online

  2024-02-18 by in

  Tagged under: Activism

Be brave, stay positive, find your tribe: three climate activists explain how to get started

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Whether your idea of climate activism involves signing petitions, door-knocking or protesting, there are now groups for every demographic

  Tagged under: Activism

The Guardian view on Europe’s rural revolt: sustainability is in farmers’ interests too | Editorial

  2024-02-14 in The Guardian

Editorial: The current wave of protests endangers environmental progress. But imaginative politics can get the green deal back on track

  Tagged under: Activism | Farming | Sustainability

Land, Water, Air and Freedom

  2024-02-12 (or before) in

‘Land, Water, Air and Freedom is a tour de force, deftly weaving together insights from decades of research on ecological distribution conflicts and the global environmental justice movement. Spanning an impressive range of regions and issues, Professor Martínez-Alier's inspiring research sheds light on the complex power relations and socio-ecological processes surrounding environmental justice struggles. This vital book challenges dominant economic paradigms, identifies alternative pathways toward wellbeing, sustainability, and justice, and offers important tools for activism.’ – Alice Mah, University o...

  Tagged under: Activism | Sustainability

22: Religious groups as environmental activists

  2024-02-12 (or before) in Elgaronline from Edward Elgar Publishing

We first recall counterexamples where religion is used to exclude poor people from access to nature, e.g. high-caste Hindus consider rivers as sacred and simultaneously exclude Dalits from water use. We also recall the strong links between European Christianity and coloniality. Moreover, religion does not always mean organised religions with scriptures and clergy. In human societies, the difference between natural entities and anthropomorphic or zoomorphic religious beings is not clear cut. Snowed mountain tops are worshipped as Apus in the Andes. In India many Indigenous villages conserve sacred groves. In this thematic chapter...

  Tagged under: Rivers | Mexico | Religion | Indonesia | Africa | Activism

In a world built by plutocrats, the powerful are protected while vengeful laws silence their critics | George Monbiot

  2024-02-02 in The Guardian

In the UK and around the world, those who challenge rich corporations are being hounded and crushed with ever-more inventive penalties, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate change: university researchers feel powerless to take action – survey

  2024-01-30 by in The Conversation

Some study the crisis, but all are worried – and frustrated.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Science | Activism

UN expert condemns UK crackdown on environmental protest

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

UN special rapporteur on environmental defenders says he is seriously concerned about ‘regressive new laws’

  Tagged under: Activism

Five examples of the UK’s crackdown on climate protesters

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

As UN expert says UK’s actions are chilling and regressive, we look at some of the cases

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Justice

Climate activists fitted with ankle tags

  2024-01-23 (or before) in openDemocracy

Just Stop Oil member Tim Hewes has to lead church services with an ankle tag on – despite not yet having faced trial

  Tagged under: Activism

Lawyers Are Responsible

  2024-01-16 (or before) in Lawyers Are Responsible


  Tagged under: Law and Legal Profession | Activism

Antarctica Under Siege and XR Takes a Radical Turn

  2024-01-05 by in Counter Punch

Antarctica has finally succumbed to rapid climate change. This past year (2023) brought changes to the icy continent that left climate scientists feeling

  Tagged under: Activism | Ice Melting | Climate Change | Antarctic

Fighting Dirty challenge over axing of pledge to test sewage sludge fertiliser for contaminants | Leigh Day

  2024-01-04 (or before) in

Fighting Dirty launches legal challenge to the Environment Agency for axing commitment to require agricultural fertiliser sewage sludge to be tested for microplastics and forever chemicals.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Pollution | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Activism

My New Years Message

  2024-01-01 (or before) in YouTube

2023 was a year of violence. From Gaza to COP, the old world is crumbling under its contradictions. It's time to build something new. For the original articl...

  Tagged under: Activism

‘Hope is a discipline’: youth climate case plaintiff on why he’s suing the US government

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

Nathan Baring of Alaska is part of a group of young activists suing the US, which they say ‘willfully ignored’ dangers of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Oregon | Fossil Fuels | Alaska | Activism

Environmental campaigners filmed, threatened and harassed at Cop28

  2023-12-20 in The Guardian

Indigenous campaigners, human rights defenders and climate activists say they are being silenced by fear of reprisals

  Tagged under: Activism

Chris Packham calls for halt to ‘catastrophic’ expansion of Scottish salmon farms

  2023-12-11 in The Guardian

Broadcaster and RSPCA president says moratorium needed as mortality rates jump, while activists question charity’s role in certifying farms

  Tagged under: Fish | UK | Salmon | Activism

Over 1,000 Academics Sign Our Letter — Scientist Rebellion

  2023-12-04 (or before) in Scientist Rebellion

  Tagged under: Activism

Just Stop Oil: Rishi Sunak defends 'severe' jail sentences

  2023-11-21 (or before) in The BBC

One activist was jailed for two years and another for three after scaling Dartford Crossing bridge.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Activism

Maria Powell, longtime activist who pushed 'privileged' Madison toward environmental justice, dead at 59

  2023-11-14 (or before) by Chris Rickert | Wisconsin State Journal in Wisconsin State Journal

"Madison has lost an extraordinary street scientist and activist who shined a light on how ‘Madison fouled its own nest,'" Ald. Marsha Rummel said.

  Tagged under: Activism

Shell sues Greenpeace for $2.1m in damages over fossil fuel protest in North Sea

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Energy firm’s lawsuit seeks indefinite block on protesters targeting its infrastructure

  Tagged under: Litigation | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace | Shell

Why is Shell suing Greenpeace for €2 million?

  2023-11-09 (or before) in Euronews

The environmental group says it is 'one of the biggest legal threats' in history against its ability to campaign.

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenpeace | Activism

Panama protesters shot dead by driver after blocking road

  2023-11-08 by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Two environmental protesters blocking a road in Panama were killed after a driver trying to get past the demonstration left his car and shot them dead.Photographs and video showed the alleged attacker, an older man with greying hair and glasses, approaching people protesting against a controversial

  Tagged under: Activism

'No more playing nice…'

  2023-10-25 in The Ecologist

Where now for front line climate activism?

  Tagged under: Activism

Fossil fuel firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

About 60% of oil and gas operations protected from protest due to money spent on lobbying, says Greenpeace USA report

  Tagged under: Exxon | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace

Is it time for climatologists to apologise to activists? An open letter from international scholars.

  2023-10-24 (or before) in Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability

Seventy scholars from 16 countries have signed a public letter in support of climate activists who were undermined by senior climatologists,...

  Tagged under: Activism

Israeli official slams Greta Thunberg after she backs Palestinians in Gaza

  2023-10-20 in Politico

Israeli army spokesperson apologises after saying: ‘Whoever identifies with Greta in any way in the future, in my view, is a terror supporter.’

  Tagged under: Israel | Greta Thunberg | Activism

A billion deaths at two degrees? Why climate activists should make a special effort to get the science right - Mark Lynas

  2023-10-16 by in Mark Lynas

The world owes a great debt to Extinction Rebellion. XR’s heyday protests in London helped deliver a UK net zero commitment, forcing many other countries to adopt similar targets. XR […]

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism | Finance

Human rights experts warn against European crackdown on climate protesters

  2023-10-12 in The Guardian

UK has led the way, with countries across the continent making mass arrests, passing draconian new laws and labelling activists as eco-terrorists

  Tagged under: Activism | France

Netherlands police detain thousands of climate protesters – DW – 09/10/2023

  2023-10-09 (or before) in Deutsche Welle

Extinction Rebellion activists blocked a highway leading to The Hague on two consecutive days. They said they would continue until the Dutch government stops subsidizing the fossil fuel industry.

  Tagged under: Activism

'If You Ask People to Change their Minds Quickly, they Struggle with It': Chris Packham on the Need for Political Parties to Step Up to Save Our Planet – Byline Times

  2023-10-05 by in Byline Times

Stuart Spray speaks to the activist and TV presenter, who has announced he is challenging the Prime Minister on the legality of abandoning key net zero commitments

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism

Campaigners Risk Prison by Standing Outside Courts Telling Jurors of 'Right to Acquit' – Byline Times

  2023-09-25 by in Byline Times

Trudi Warner faces up to two years in prison for contempt of court. Now activists across the country are copying her action in solidarity

  Tagged under: Activism

‘Watershed moment’: activists speak out about ‘Cop City’ conspiracy charges

  2023-09-25 in The Guardian

The same law used to charge Donald Trump is being wielded against protesters in a historic prosecution of 61 defendants

  Tagged under: Activism

Who Are the Climate Activists Dressing Up as Orcas?

  2023-09-22 by in Hyperallergic

The marine mammal has emerged as a symbol of the capitalism-driven destruction of the planet, with protesters “orcanizing” for Climate Week actions.

  Tagged under: Activism | Capitalism

Climate activist to be prosecuted for contempt over court protest

  2023-09-19 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

A 68-year-old climate campaigner faces up to two years in jail after she staged a protest outside a court that allegedly encouraged jurors to break their oaths.One of the government’s law officers has confirmed that he will bring contempt of court proceedings against Trudi Warner after a judge refer

  Tagged under: Activism

Activist Who Held Sign Outside Court Informing Jurors of 'Right to Acquit' Insulate Britain Activists Could Face Two Years in Jail – Byline Times

  2023-09-18 by in Byline Times

The Attorney General's office has said it plans to push forward contempt of court proceedings against retired social worker Trudi Warner.

  Tagged under: Activism

'Queue for climate and nature': Business leaders convene in central London to call for bolder climate action from government

  2023-09-15 in Business Green

Executives from Toast Ale, Aviva Investors, and Bupa among business leaders to take part in peaceful climate protest

  Tagged under: Activism

Just Stop Oil activist facing six court cases took his own life in Richmond Park after traumatic jail spell - MyLondon

  2023-09-14 (or before) by Callum Cuddeford in

  Tagged under: Activism

“Heading for Extinction”: the representation of scientific knowledge in Extinction Rebellion's recruitment talks

  2023-09-11 (or before) in Frontiers

This study examines how the climate action group Extinction Rebellion represents scientific knowledge in the public presentations used to recruit new members. Using a combination of semi-structured interviews and recordings of the talks and comparing across four versions, we examine how the talk developed and four distinct modes of science communication were identified. This analysis also highlights that many factors shape the mode of science communication employed, with the outcome particularly influenced by the editors' concept of how to best motivate action, as well as changes in the wider communication environment and evolut...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism

Netherlands police use water cannon, detain 2,400 climate activists | Reuters

  2023-09-09 in Reuters

Police deployed water cannon to disperse thousands of climate activists protesting on a highway in the Netherlands on Saturday to demand an end to government subsidies for the fossil fuel industry.

  Tagged under: Activism

Just Stop Oil targets think tank over protest crackdown role

  2023-09-08 (or before) in openDemocracy

Activists targeted Policy Exchange after openDemocracy revealed it received Big Oil funding and helped draft law

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Exxon | Activism

RICO Charges Attempt to Paint Stop Cop City Movement as a Criminal “Conspiracy”

  2023-09-06 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

The sweeping 109-page indictment presents acts of mutual aid and zine reading as evidence of a criminal “conspiracy.”

  Tagged under: Activism

New UK ‘net zero’ minister linked to oil-funded think tank

  2023-09-02 (or before) in openDemocracy

Claire Coutinho was senior fellow at Policy Exchange, which drafted law to crack down on XR and other climate activists

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Activism

Climate activists target jets, yachts and golf in a string of global protests against luxury

  2023-08-28 (or before) in ABC News

Climate activism has intensified in the past few years as the planet warms to dangerous levels, igniting more extreme heat, floods, storms and wildfires around the world

  Tagged under: Activism | Wildfires

National news' scant coverage of climate protests largely overlooked the scientific urgency driving controversial climate actions

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Media Matters for America

The past year has seen a global surge in climate activism, spurred by the escalating climate crisis, including controversial actions such as throwing paint and food at venerable works of art, bringing bustling city traffic to a halt, and disrupting major athletic competitions, among others.  A Media Matters analysis of coverage by major national TV news networks and the top five U.S. newspapers by circulation reveals a troubling trend: Coverage of such disruptive climate protests over the last year was not only limited, but also heavily skewed, often focusing on the disruptive tactics of the activists rather than the urgent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Washington State

Big Oil Billions and The Real Cancel Culture Threatening Brits With Prison for Telling the Truth – Byline Times

  2023-08-25 by in Byline Times

How the legal system is silencing climate activists fighting for their right to speak up about the crisis

  Tagged under: Activism

Republican activist says party ‘deserves to lose’ if it fails to address climate crisis

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Benji Backer, executive chairman of conservative climate group, calls question on crisis in debate ‘historic’ but laments answers

  Tagged under: Activism

A22 Network

  2023-08-21 (or before) in

We are the Last Generation. We will do whatever it takes. To protect our generation and all future generations. As is our inalienable right.

  Tagged under: Activism

Anger is most powerful emotion by far for spurring climate action, study finds

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Link to climate activism is seven times stronger for anger than it is for hope, say Norwegian researchers

  Tagged under: Activism

Shortage of experts and low pay ‘major barriers to UK’s net zero future’

  2023-08-15 in The Guardian

Lack of funding and staff limit climate sector’s impact on conservation and net zero efforts, say workers

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism

‘Gamechanger’: judge rules in favor of young activists in US climate trial

  2023-08-14 in The Guardian

Sixteen young plaintiffs had alleged the Montana state government had violated their right to a healthy environment

  Tagged under: Activism | Health

Should Climate Protesters Be Less Annoying?

  2023-08-14 (or before) by in The New Republic

Activists interrupted a pro tennis tournament in Washington, D.C., last week—and reignited a debate about how best to wage the climate fight.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism

Just Stop Oil are on the right side of history

  2023-08-01 (or before) by in Prospect Magazine

They might be the most troublesome protestors since the suffragettes, but I back these radical activists

  Tagged under: Activism

The big idea: why climate tribalism only helps the deniers

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

From nuclear power to electric vehicles, battles between activists risk getting in the way of reducing emissions

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Activism

Video: JSO protestor claims extreme heat causes people to boil in their skin | Daily Mail Online

  2023-07-09 (or before) in Daily Mail Online

Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce takes down JSO protestor who claims heatwaves causes sweat to boil people in their own skin. The presenter said Just Stop Oil activist Alex de Koning's claims sounded 'exaggerated'.

  Tagged under: Activism | Heatwaves

Disruptive protest helps rather than hinders activists’ cause, experts say

  2023-07-07 in The Guardian

Results contradict public view that disrupting events such as Wimbledon and Pride achieves nothing

  Tagged under: Activism

If you’re not terrified, ‘you’re not paying attention’: Politicians, activist urge action amid record-breaking temperatures

  2023-07-06 by in Canada's National Observer

This week, average global temperatures are smashing records left and right, which “should fill everyone with anxiety,” says Green Party deputy leader Jonathan Pedneault. 

  Tagged under: Activism | Collapse | Climate Anxiety and Grief

Science activism is surging – which marks a culture shift among scientists

  2023-07-06 by in The Conversation

Political mobilization among scientists has been growing in recent years. Two social scientists break down what this looks like and how it represents a culture shift among the scientific community.

  Tagged under: Activism

Fourth pillar or fifth column? Fanning the flames of the climate culture war

  2023-07-03 (or before) in Northwest Bylines

Are activists being ostracised by the press? An exploration of the escalation of hate speech towards climate activists

  Tagged under: Activism

Punishment without trial: Britain's latest weapon in the war against dissent | George Monbiot

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

Companies are taking out devastating ‘civil injunctions’ against climate activists – and making them pay the costs, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism

NSW push to stop climate protesters livestreaming on Facebook labelled ‘profoundly anti-democratic’

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Premier Chris Minns claims climate activists such as Blockade Australia are endangering lives by streaming protest actions

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate Majority: Leading campaigners back new grassroots green movement

  2023-06-21 in Business Green

Initiative aims to become 'irresistible political force', as polls show majority of Britons support the UK's net zero emissions goal

  Tagged under: Activism | Net Zero

Grandmother activist guilty of forgery 'would do it again'

  2023-06-15 in Otago Daily Times Online News | Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

A Dunedin grandmother who wrote a phoney postponement email for a petroleum-industry conference has been found guilty — but says she would do it...

  Tagged under: Activism

‘My life and my home’: young people start to testify at historic US climate trial

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

The plaintiffs note that Montana’s constitution pledges a healthy environment ‘for present and future generations’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Health

Greta Thunberg: not phasing out fossil fuels is ‘death sentence’ for world’s poor

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Climate activist says only ‘rapid and equitable’ phaseout will keep temperatures within 1.5C limit

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels

How to Defeat the Fossil Goliath?

  2023-06-11 (or before) by in Films for Action

The KEY question, I'm asked by students when I guest lecture about the #ClimateCrisis is 'but what can we do?' So I recently rewrote my materials to try & tackle that question head on. Feel free...

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Activism

Youth v. Fossil Fuels

  2023-06-09 by in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

In Held v. Montana, 16 youth climate activists argue Montana's enthusiastic support of fossil fuels violates their constitutional rights.

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels

'The fight has only just begun': Greta Thunberg pledges more protests after final school strike - Raw Story

  2023-06-09 in Raw Story - Celebrating 20 Years of Independent Journalism

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg—who launched a global movement when she began skipping school to protest in front of the Swedish parliament nearly five years ago–carried out her last school strike on Friday."School strike week 251," Thunberg tweeted. "Today, I graduate from school, which mea...

  Tagged under: Activism

An activist group is spreading misinformation to stop solar projects in rural America

  2023-06-06 (or before) in NPR

An NPR/Floodlight investigation found that a longtime Republican insider is stoking solar opposition by spreading bad information about health and environmental risks. Her influence is growing.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Activism | Disinformation and Misinformation | Health

Sally Weintrobe | Climate Breakdown Shakedown - Climate Grief | Extinction Rebellion UK

  2023-05-26 (or before) in YouTube

Sally Weintrobe speaks to XR Greenwich on the topic of Climate Grief.“Most of us have been living in a bubble of disavowal about global heating”, Sally Weint...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Carbon Bubble | Climate Anxiety and Grief

German police raid climate activists who blocked traffic - BBC News

  2023-05-26 (or before) in The BBC

It follows fierce debate about whether such groups can legally be defined as criminal organisations.

  Tagged under: Activism

UN calls for protection of climate activists following crackdown in Germany

  2023-05-26 in Clean Energy Wire

  Tagged under: Activism

An End to Fossil Fuels | Dr. Aaron Thierry | 23 March 2023 | Just Stop Oil

  2023-05-25 (or before) in YouTube

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  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Activism

German police stage nationwide raids against climate activists

  2023-05-24 in The Guardian

Raids targeting members of Letzte Generation are carried out at 15 properties in seven German states

  Tagged under: Activism

UK students pledge ‘career boycott’ of insurers over fossil fuels

  2023-05-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of students and graduates vow not to work for ‘climate wreckers that insure those responsible for the climate crisis’

  Tagged under: Activism | Insurance | Fossil Fuels

The Science of the Climate Emergency with Dr Aaron Thierry | Part 1: The Science | 16 March 2023

  2023-05-21 (or before) in YouTube

Dr. Aaron Thierry (@ThierryAaron) received his PhD in Ecology from the University of Sheffield. He subsequently researched the impacts of global warming on t...

  Tagged under: Activism | Science | Fossil Fuels

Stockholm+50 - Debt for Climate

  2023-05-21 (or before) in YouTube

  Tagged under: Activism | Finance

Is it too late to halt deep-sea mining? Meet the activists trying to save the seabed

  2023-05-21 in The Guardian

If mining companies are given the go-ahead to exploit the ocean depths, the environmental cost will be devastating. As the clock ticks down to a crucial deadline in July, Michael Segalov reports

  Tagged under: Oceans | Activism

Tidal barrier proposal for Lincolnshire and Norfolk sets off wave of opposition

  2023-05-19 in The Guardian

Wildlife and environment groups condemn plan promising renewable energy for 600,000 homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Activism | Wildlife | Greenpeace | Tidal Energy

Less Talk, More Walk: Why Climate Change Demands Activism in the Academy

  2023-05-18 (or before) in MIT

Abstract. As climate scholars, it is our professional responsibility to engage in climate politics. First, we need to engage in radical scientific analysis: we must ask questions that get at the root of climate change. Second, we need to plant a flag: we must be explicit about what our findings indicate we should do. This should go further than laying out the options; we must indicate which among them is preferable and why. Third, we must engage broadly, both across disciplines and beyond the academy. Many will object to the notion of engaging publicly as advocates, but the climate crisis demands nothing less. Choosing not to ha...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism

On Climate: Grieve, Cry, Don’t Give Up!

  2023-05-17 in Common Dreams

Grief calls climate activists to embrace the most difficult challenge: to fight to save as much life as possible and—hopefully—to restore some of what’s gone.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Anxiety and Grief

Indigenous chief shot in head in Brazil’s ‘palm oil war’ region; crisis group launched

  2023-05-16 in Mongabay

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network where Karla Mendes is a fellow.   A prominent Indigenous leader was shot in the head on May 14 in the Brazilian Amazon, intensifying the cry for justice in a dubbed “palm oil war” region where violence against land activists keeps systematically soaring without […]

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Activism | Brazil

Canada: images of felled ancient tree a ‘gut-punch’, old-growth experts say

  2023-05-11 in The Guardian

Shocking photos of chopped-down tree in western Canada highlights flaws in plan to protect forest from loggers, activists say

  Tagged under: Trees | Activism

XR activists bring HSBC's annual meeting to a halt in protest against its ‘shameful climate policies’

  2023-05-05 in Morning Star

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Activism

Activists Face Felonies for Distributing Flyers on "Cop City" Protester Killing

  2023-05-03 by in The Intercept

The activists face 20 years in prison for distributing flyers that identified a state trooper they linked to a protester's killing in Atlanta’s “Cop City.”

  Tagged under: Activism

French oil giant TotalEnergies sues Greenpeace over emissions report

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

Green group accused company of emitting more than it disclosed but TotalEnergies says report used dubious methodologies

  Tagged under: France | Activism | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace

Crisis-hit Sudan faces biggest threat yet: climate change

  2023-05-03 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Conflict, coups, dire poverty: Sudan is reeling from multiple crises, but environmental activist Nisreen Elsaim warns a bigger problem dwarfs them all—climate change.

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Activism

Dartford Bridge protester warned not to talk to media from prison, says partner

  2023-04-28 in The Guardian

Marcus Decker, who is serving long sentence for non-violent action last year, reprimanded by officials

  Tagged under: Activism

Les Soulèvements de la Terre

  2023-04-22 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Activism

The forecast looks grim as climate crisis knocks cricket for six

  2023-04-22 in The Guardian

From Oxford professors to Extinction Rebellion activists, those who love cricket are helping to tackle its climatic challenges

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate diplomacy is hopeless, says author of How to Blow Up a Pipeline

  2023-04-21 in The Guardian

Andreas Malm says he has no hope in ‘dominant classes’, and urges more radical approach to climate activism

  Tagged under: Activism

‘They are despairing’: climate crisis weighs heavy on mental health of young Australians

  2023-04-19 in The Guardian

A survey shows anxiety about the environment is prominent among teenagers, including Ruby Bron who feels ‘helpless’ about the future

  Tagged under: Activism | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief

Autopsy report: "Cop City" activist Manuel Terán had 57 gunshot wounds

  2023-04-19 in Axios

  Tagged under: Activism

Tributes paid after death of passionate climate activist who 'lost hope in future'

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Brighton Argus

A student and climate activist died after growing “increasingly concerned” about the effects of climate change, his family has revealed.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Greenpeace

Article removed: North Sea oil spills exceed safe level - activists - BBC News

  2023-04-13 (or before) in The BBC

Data and satellite images show oil spills over five years that threaten species like orca whales.

  Tagged under: Activism | Whales and Dolphins | Sea Level

The Battle of Sainte-Soline

  2023-04-12 in

The events at Sainte-Soline have received less attention from the international media than the pension-reform protests, but they are arguably more consequential.

  Tagged under: France | Activism

Environmental defenders reel from Mexico and Central America attacks

  2023-04-10 in The Guardian

At least two dozen activists in Indigenous and rural areas murdered, disappeared and jailed in wave of attacks

  Tagged under: Activism | Mexico

Opinion: Biden betrays our generation by greenlighting the Willow Project | CNN

  2023-04-07 by in CNN

President Joe Biden's recent approval of the Willow Project in Alaska has alarmed many young people. Climate activists Sophia Kianni, Greta Thunberg, and Vanessa Nakate urge Biden to consider our collective future before short-term political gains.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Activism | Joe Biden | Health | Alaska | Finance

Corporate Interests ‘Watered Down’ the Latest IPCC Climate Report, Investigations Find - Inside Climate News

  2023-03-28 by in Inside Climate News

Fierce negotiations between countries working to protect their financial and political interests ultimately “watered down” a landmark climate report released last week by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a series of recent reports and investigations.  The findings highlight what activists have long warned is hampering meaningful global action to curb […]

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Activism

Top lawyers defy bar to declare they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters

  2023-03-24 in The Guardian

Six KCs among more than 120 mostly English lawyers to sign pledge not to act for fossil fuel interests

  Tagged under: Activism

Episode 32 - Climate Science Rebellion with Ernst-Jan Kuiper

  2023-03-22 (or before) by in

Ernst-Jan Kuiper obtained his Master's degree in Climate Physics In 2014, after which he focused on research into the dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet. After 5 years, including 6 weeks of fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet, he obtained his doctorate (PhD) in 2019. Ernst-Jan currently works at Milieudefensie on the appeal against oil giant Shell. He also writes articles about climate change for the Dutch program Tegenlicht and gives lectures about climate change. He also spends time on climate activism, especially with Extinction Rebellion where he is part of the Scientist Rebellion group.   The day before we recorded t...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Shell

Greta Thunberg and Sophia Kianni face disgusting misogyny from climate deniers | Red, Green, and Blue

  2023-03-21 in Red, Green and Blue

Happy Women’s History Month! Unfortunately, it comes as no surprise that the climate disinformation sphere is once again filled with misogynistic attacks against women climate activists. By Climate Denier Roundup Recently, Greta Thunberg was targeted on social media for allegedly deleting a 2018 tweet that linked to an article that predicted climate change would wipe out humanity by 2023.  However, …

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Activism | Disinformation and Misinformation | Women and Children

‘We have money and power’: older Americans to blockade banks in climate protest

  2023-03-19 in The Guardian

Demonstrations at 90 sites are billed as first major action by older activists: ‘It’s not fair to ask 18-year-olds to solve this’

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate activists must target power structures, not the public | Letters

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Letters: Dr Laura Thomas-Walters, Tim Williamson and Paul Chandler respond to Jack Shenker’s article which asked if the disruptive tactics of groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil are working

  Tagged under: Activism

Tents slashed and supplies destroyed: ‘Cop City’ activists describe police intimidation

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Police swarmed private property over the weekend, detaining activists and confiscating property; one person arrested, for a traffic ticket

  Tagged under: Activism


  2023-03-13 (or before) in

We Connect Community members, grassroots activists, scientists, academics, conservationists and environmental legislators to fight for ecological justice. Learning from the frontline. We run projects around the world, wherever trusted forensic ecological data is needed. We are Nature defending itself. How our network

  Tagged under: Activism

Willow Project: US government approves Alaska oil and gas development - BBC News

  2023-03-13 (or before) in The BBC

President Biden approves an $8bn oil drilling project, in a move that has angered climate activists.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Alaska | Activism

How the youth climate movement has evolved from school strikes to…

  2023-03-08 (or before) in Green Economy Coalition

Our new research finds that young activists are become more radical as years of government inaction start to bite

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Ohio law enforcement links Erin Brockovich to potential for 'special interest terrorism' threat in East Palestine

  2023-03-08 (or before) in Yahoo

Ohio law enforcement issued a report late last month warning that events planned in East Palestine by environmental activist Erin Brockovich could prompt a terrorist threat from violent extremists, according to an intelligence bulletin obtained by Yahoo News.

  Tagged under: Activism

‘Courts of Conscience and the Climate Emergency’ – Byline Times

  2023-03-06 by in Byline Times

Tom Hardy explores the role of the judiciary in combatting the climate emergency as activists are prohibited from mentioning the issue in their defence in court

  Tagged under: Activism | Judiciary

Who Killed Eduardo Mendua? - Rights Of Nature Tribunal

  2023-03-06 in

Alberto Acosta writes an article about the assasination of Eduardo Mendua, activist for the Rights of Nature, who was killed Febuary 26th, 2023.

  Tagged under: Activism

How mainstream and ‘alternative’ media news headlines frame climate activism

  2023-03-06 (or before) in Institute for Strategic Dialogue

This Dispatch explores headlines used in both mainstream and so-called alternative media outlets, comparing how editorial teams engage with or promote ‘anti-climate activism’ narratives.  

  Tagged under: Activism

The existential question for climate activists: have disruption tactics stopped working? | Jack Shenker

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

As XR shifts away from radical action and the UK government restricts the right to protest, the climate movement is asking tough questions, says author Jack Shenker

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Two climate videos, one glaring silence (spoilers – it’s social movements)

  2023-03-06 in Marc Hudson

Thanks to Twitter, I saw two videos yesterday - one which is very recent, about the so-called "activist industrial complex" and the other from three years ago by the Financial Times, presented by the actress Nicola Walker. Both, in their ways, are good to think with, but perhaps not for the reasons their creators think.…

  Tagged under: Activism

Insulate Britain activists jailed for seven weeks

  2023-03-03 (or before) in openDemocracy

Insulate Britain members have been found guilty of ignoring a judge's ban on telling a jury why they were protesting

  Tagged under: Activism

Temporality in climate activism: Alternative futures in a post-apocalyptic present | Journal paper by Joost de Moor and Jens Marquardt

  2023-03-03 in CUSP | Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Climate activists are confronted with an increasing tension between the need for urgent climate action and a sense that it could already be too late to prevent ‘dangerous’ or ‘runaway’ climate chan…

  Tagged under: Activism

Scientists Acquitted: Examining the Role of Consent in Climate Activism 

  2023-03-03 in Social Metwork - Dept of Meteorology, University of Reading

James Fallon –  Ecosystem collapse and climate change threaten all of our futures. What power do scientists have to avoid this looming catastrophe?  Last …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Collapse

‘Be vigilant, hold your ground’: Erin Brockovich rallies Ohio town after train disaster

  2023-02-25 in The Guardian

Celebrated whistleblower and activist assures residents of East Palestine they are not alone, but also that a long road lies ahead

  Tagged under: Activism | Trains

Why you should use emotion to build support for sustainability

  2023-02-23 by in Leadership for Sustainability | Realise Earth

Emotion is the most powerful motivator to build support for sustainability and it's the key to your initiative succeeding and making a real difference.

  Tagged under: Activism | Sustainability

Opinion: Donors Leery of Supporting Grassroots Organizing Need to Rethink How They Evaluate Such Work

  2023-02-22 in Chronicle of Philanthropy

The perceived messy work of building movements often scares away grant makers, but these efforts are critical to creating equitable societies. Donors need to adopt new practices and strategies to measure and support them.

  Tagged under: Activism

‘Not much time left’: Salt Lake City’s mayor on the Great Lake drying up

  2023-02-18 in The Guardian

Former environmental activist Erin Mendenhall leads a fast-growing city threatened by toxic dust from the lake’s shrinking water levels

  Tagged under: Activism

Educating for the Anthropocene: Schooling and Activism in the Face of Slow Violence

  2023-02-16 (or before) in MIT

The work of environmental educators and activists in India and South Africa offers new models for schooling and environmental activism. Education has never play

  Tagged under: Activism | South Africa | Africa

NSW forests face uncertain future as ‘desperation’ builds over major parties’ inaction over logging

  2023-02-12 in The Guardian

With no clear commitments, the gap between community expectations and actions of state MPs will be a major election flashpoint

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Wildlife | Trees

Climate activist jailed for 'telling the truth in court' - Ekklesia

  2023-02-08 by in Ekklesia - Ekklesia

When the trial began Judge Silas Reid said the defendants could not refer to their motivations for blocking the motorway by referring to the climate crisis, insulation or fuel poverty.

  Tagged under: Activism | Insulation

Pursuing economic growth will kill us all in the end | Letter

  2023-02-02 in The Guardian

Letters: I risked prison to stand up against an system that will lead to ecological and societal collapse – we must look for alternative economic models, writes Zoe Cohen

  Tagged under: Activism | GDP | Economics | Economic Growth | Collapse

Environmentalist Manuel Esteban Paez Terán’s death is part of a disturbing trend | Steven Donziger

  2023-02-02 in The Guardian

What happened in Atlanta is clearly part of a dangerous trend of US law enforcement attacking climate leaders

  Tagged under: Activism

Peers deliver several blows to government’s anti-protest bill

  2023-01-30 in The Guardian

House of Lords votes against flagship public order bill on day when Extinction Rebellion protesters disrupted proceedings in chamber

  Tagged under: Activism

Greta Thunberg and IOM DG António Vitorino Call for Urgent Action to Address Climate Migration 

  2023-01-29 (or before) in

Geneva / Stockholm – The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, and Climate Justice Activist, Greta Thunberg, are calling for immediate action and increased solidarity to tackle the impacts of climate change on human mobility. 

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Justice

They've killed forest defenders in the Amazon - now they're killing them in Georgia | Red, Green, and Blue

  2023-01-21 in Red, Green and Blue

Police accountability advocates on Thursday called for an independent investigation after an activist was shot and killed during a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement raid on a forest encampment blocking the construction of a massive police training center just outside Atlanta popularly known as Cop City.   By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Details surrounding the …

  Tagged under: Activism | Amazon Rainforest | Trees

Activist #MMT - podcast: Ep137: Steve Kelsey: Trans-jurisdictional caring

  2023-01-21 (or before) in

Welcome to episode 137 of activist #MMT. Today I talk with Steve Kelsey, about what money and money issuance, and our entire money system, should and could be, if we could start over and design it from scratch. You'll find two of his papers linked below (in the Resources section). Before that, we discuss , which is one of the most viral MMT tweet threads of all time more than 3000 retweets and nearly 7000 likes. The topic of his thread is the big lies told by former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The first big lie is "TINA" which stands for "there is no alternative." This is how those already on top tell the rest to sit do...

  Tagged under: Activism | Health | Finance

African activists cast doubt over climate talks' credibility

  2023-01-17 in Associated Press News

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Climate activists in Africa are expressing anger toward the United Nations climate agency, accusing it of allowing corporations and individuals with dubious climate credentials to greenwash their polluting activities by participating in its annual climate conference.

  Tagged under: Activism | Africa

Police in England and Wales to get new powers to shut down protests before disruption begins

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

Plans aimed at preventing tactics such as ‘slow marching’ part of Rishi Sunak’s public order crackdown

  Tagged under: Activism | Rishi Sunak

UK could face ‘banking crisis worse than 2008’ if City fails to prepare for fossil fuel collapse

  2023-01-12 in The Guardian

Report from climate activist groups says City is unprepared for potential collapse in value of fossil fuel assets

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Collapse | Activism

Opinion | I’m a Scientist Who Spoke Up About Climate Change. My Employer Fired Me.

  2023-01-10 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Ten years on from the ANZ spoof - Jonathan Moylan reflects - All Our Yesterdays

  2023-01-07 by in All Our Yesterdays

Australian activist Jonathan Moylan recalls the non-violent climate action that could have sent him to jail Ten years ago today, at the age of 22, I hit send on a media release before brewing a pot of coffee. I didn’t realise it at the time, but that spoof release, which was intended to paint a […]

  Tagged under: Activism

More than 100 writers sign letter in solidarity with jailed UK climate activists

  2023-01-06 in The Guardian

Ben Okri, Simon Schama, Helen Pankhurst and AL Kennedy among those saying they ‘stand with’ protesters

  Tagged under: Activism

Extinction Rebellion says 'we quit' – why radical eco-activism has a short shelf life

  2023-01-06 by in The Conversation

Such groups rarely last more than a few years.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Climate Activists Find a Way to Get Germany’s Attention: Stop Traffic (Published 2023)

  2023-01-02 in The New York Times

Extreme tactics have pushed the climate crisis to the top of the public discourse but also stirred debate over whether the activists are going too far.

  Tagged under: Activism

Is England sliding further towards authoritarianism?

  2022-12-02 in New Internationalist | The world unspun

Stronger policing powers, harsher sentences and higher fines. Democratic protest is under threat from Westminster, as the sentencing of a Just Stop Oil activist this week shows. Andrea Brock and Nathan Stephens-Griffin write.

  Tagged under: Activism

The Oil Machine

  2022-12-02 (or before) in

THE OIL MACHINE explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with oil by looking at the conflicting imperatives around North Sea oil. This invisible machine at the core of our economy and society now faces an uncertain future as activists and investors demand change. Is this the end of oil?

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate activists target 13 London offices over fossil fuels ties

  2022-11-21 in DRILL OR DROP? - Independent journalism on UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and the reactions to it

Climate campaigners this morning sprayed fake oil on London offices with links to the fossil fuel industry.

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels

Column: Can scientists moonlight as activists — or does that violate an important ethical code?

  2022-11-17 in Los Angeles Times

Traditionally, scientists have been discouraged from engaging in advocacy. But with the climate crisis, attitudes are changing.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Point of View: The biospheric emergency calls for scientists to change tactics

  2022-11-17 (or before) in

The ever-worsening climate and ecological crises calls for life scientists to engage in advocacy and activism to galvanise governments and the public into action.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Do You Hate Just Stop Oil? Then You Have Been Manipulated By The Oil Billionaires Who Are Planning Your Death.

  2022-11-16 by in ZB3

I have a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that I need to get out by writing it down. It is this: We are being manipulated to hap...

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate carnage: whose job is it to save the planet? – documentary

  2022-11-11 (or before) in The Guardian

In a crucial year for the climate, award-winning Guardian environment editor Fiona Harvey reflects on 30 years of Cops and meets the politicians, activists and scientists asking who’s responsible for saving the planet

  Tagged under: Activism

Leonard Leo’s Next Move

  2022-11-04 in The Lever

The conservative activist’s new group is attacking Iowa’s Democratic attorney general for leading a consumer protection group.

  Tagged under: Activism

Public order bill: new law is designed to stop climate protests – but it could actually give activists a legal tool

  2022-10-31 by in The Conversation

A legal expert explains how climate activists could use the government’s own legislation to their advantage.

  Tagged under: Activism | Legislation

The Psychology of Effective Activism

  2022-10-28 (or before) in Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Cambridge Core - Social Psychology - The Psychology of Effective Activism

  Tagged under: Activism

Episode 57 - Phoebe Tickell - Imagination Activist — The SpaceShip Earth

  2022-10-19 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Activism

Do we really care more about Van Gogh’s sunflowers than real ones? | George Monbiot

  2022-10-19 in The Guardian

The Just Stop Oil activists are accused of tactics that will stop people listening. But ‘respectable’ protest is roundly ignored, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate crisis activism: Is destroying property the answer?

  2022-10-16 (or before) in openDemocracy

From SUVs to gas pipelines, sabotage is on the rise as the climate crisis deepens – but does it work?

  Tagged under: Activism

The Right to Crash Cars Into People

  2022-10-10 (or before) by in The New Republic

How Republicans across the country came to endorse a terrorist tactic against protesters

  Tagged under: Activism | Cars | Florida

BHP proposal to extend Queensland coalmine until 2116 ‘delusional’, activists say

  2022-10-07 in The Guardian

Proposed expansion would cover about 4,000 hectares and involve clearing of habitat for the koala, greater glider and other threatened species

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Wildlife

A deadly decade for land and environmental activists - with a killing every two days | Global Witness

  2022-10-05 (or before) in Global Witness

A deadly decade for land and environmental activists - with a killing every two days

  Tagged under: Activism

Decade of defiance | Global Witness

  2022-09-29 (or before) in Global Witness

Ten years of reporting land and environmental activism worldwide

  Tagged under: Activism

‘The climate crisis is now’: haunting video spotlights California wildfires

  2022-09-23 in The Guardian

The release by a Greta Thunberg-inspired activist group was timed with the global climate strike protests launching Friday

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Wildfires | California

This nine-year-old was enslaved in the US. Her story could help stop a chemical plant

  2022-09-20 in The Guardian

The life stories of enslaved people are crucial to a legal battle over a Louisiana petrochemical facility that could triple residents’ exposure to carcinogens

  Tagged under: Activism | Louisiana

As resistance grows to the fossil fuel regime, laws are springing up everywhere to suppress climate activists | Jeff Sparrow

  2022-09-18 in The Guardian

Along with subsidising big polluters, governments are setting in place repressive anti-protest laws to protect them

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels

Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

Fury as ‘explosive’ documents reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Activism | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | US Politics

‘Transformational’: could America’s new green bank be a climate gamechanger?

  2022-09-11 in The Guardian

Long championed by climate activists, the green bank would provide funding to expand clean energy use across the US

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics | Activism

'No greater betrayal of humanity': Scientists take to the streets to demand climate action

  2022-09-08 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As the gulf between climate science and climate action grows, these scientists are putting their bodies on the line to demand more is done.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

Green activists jubilant as Kingsnorth shelved | The Independent | The Independent

  2022-09-07 (or before) in The Independent

E.on says coal plant is no longer needed as recession reduces electricity demand

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Climate Change | Electricity | Greenpeace

Burning forests for energy isn't 'renewable' – now the EU must admit it | Greta Thunberg and others

  2022-09-05 in The Guardian

The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change that, says Greta Thunberg and other environmental activists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Trees

Mike Davis, California’s ‘prophet of doom’, on activism in a dying world: ‘Despair is useless’

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

His warnings of ecological and social breakdown have proved accurate. But with months to live, Davis is anything but defeated

  Tagged under: Activism | California

Environmentalist Elizabeth Wathuti: ‘Perhaps I had something President Biden really needed to hear’

  2022-08-30 in The Guardian

Kenya’s rising climate star tells how her speech at Cop26 grabbed a world leader’s attention, and urges policymakers to go beyond mere pledges

  Tagged under: Activism | Joe Biden | COP26 | Africa | Sustainability

Liz Truss allowed farmers to pollute England’s rivers after ‘slashing red tape’, say campaigners

  2022-08-27 in The Guardian

Agricultural waste outstrips sewage as the main danger – and activists blame the ex-environment secretary’s cuts to farm inspections

  Tagged under: Farming | Activism | Fish | Rivers | Wildlife

‘What’s the alternative? To give up?’: Bella Lack, the new queen of green

  2022-08-14 in The Guardian

Bella Lack, a leading voice in the next generation of environmentalists, is on a mission to redefine activism. She talks about optimism, collective responsibility and finishing her A-levels

  Tagged under: Activism

A dynamic model of nonviolent resistance strategy

  2022-08-08 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Why have some nonviolent revolutions succeeded even with modest participation numbers, while others have failed despite massive mobilization? We develop an agent-based model that predicts the outcomes of three well-known activism strategies. The first rapidly recruits a wide number of activists, which overwhelms the opponent’s support network and encourages large-scale defections. In the second, activists who have already mobilized remain committed to success and inspire other civilians to protest even when they are unable to protest themselves. In the third strategy, campaigns focus their energy and influence directly on ...

  Tagged under: Activism | Predictions | Finance

Twelve angry children: young jurors call adults to account for climate crisis in The Trials

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Dawn King’s new play at the Donmar imagines a reckoning for environmental chaos, presided over by the kids who inherit the mess. We join the writer and cast, including stars of Heartstopper, in rehearsal

  Tagged under: Activism | Women and Children

Dr. Dryden & The Missing Plankton: science, media & climate activism - See Through News

  2022-07-31 in

A deep dive into counting plankton, science communication, and the media food chain

  Tagged under: Oceans | Activism | Ocean Acidification

Court orders UK government to explain how net zero policies will reach targets

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

Green activists brought challenge, arguing climate change strategy did not spell out how carbon emissions cuts would be achieved

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Net Zero

Sir David King: Climate Leadership, COP26, and 20 Degrees of Warming?

  2022-07-08 (or before) in YouTube

Sir David King is interviewed by Ed Gemmell, Managing Director of Scientists Warning Europe. The interview focusses on Sir David’s analysis of COP26 and whet...

  Tagged under: COP27 | COP26 | Climate Change | Methane | Activism

‘Condemning everyone alive’: outrage at US supreme court climate ruling

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Limiting the Environmental Protection Agency at a time when fossil fuel emissions need to be curbed is ‘devastating’

  Tagged under: Activism

Right-Wing Judges Say It’s “Harmless” to Label Climate Activist a Terrorist

  2022-06-09 (or before) in The Intercept

A court upheld Jessica Reznicek’s excessive sentence for vandalism aimed at stopping the Dakota Access pipeline.

  Tagged under: Activism

Officer ‘surprised’ by Patel’s late night call to superior during XR protest | The Independent

  2022-06-05 (or before) in The Independent

Five activists convicted over a protest at a newspaper publishers are questioning whether there was political interference in police actions.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

3m face starvation: Activist asks presidential aspirants to focus on climate

  2022-05-28 by Japhet Ruto in

Kenyan environmental activist Elizabeth Wathuti asked presidential aspirants to focus on addressing climate change. She said 3m Kenyans were facing hunger.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Italian Activists’ Homes Searched by Police Following Gazprom Protests

  2022-05-27 by in DeSmog

The homes of three Italian climate activists were searched by the Italian police last week over their alleged involvement in March in a protest against fossil gas in Milan, Italy. The search warrant, shared with DeSmog by one of the activists, alleges that the activists spray painted and vandalized the side of a building, headquarters […]

  Tagged under: Activism

Here in Poland, “Going Green” Means Burning Even More Coal

  2022-05-27 in The Nation

With parents and children struggling to breathe, climate activism is a matter of life and death.

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Women and Children | Activism

Eco-activists ‘could undermine energy security and hinder net-zero effort’

  2022-05-25 (or before) in The Independent

Offshore Energies UK said the industry is ‘aligned with their long-term vision’.

  Tagged under: Activism | Net Zero

Three arrested at Shell AGM as protesters chant ‘We will stop you’

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

Environmental activists accuse firm’s board of spending more on green ads than green technology

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Fossil Fuels

Natural gas to be classed as ‘green’ investment to boost North Sea

  2022-05-15 (or before) in The Telegraph

Proposals to bolster UK energy security by drilling for the fossil fuel risk angering climate change activists

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism

Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change

  2022-05-02 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Tyre Extinguishers – deflating SUV tyres as a form of climate action

  2022-03-18 in The Guardian

UK activists fighting climate heating and pollution say public response more welcoming than expected

  Tagged under: Activism

‘So angry’: climate activists distraught after court reverses climate change 'duty of care' ruling

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

‘I’m devastated by today’s judgement’, says one of the students who brought the original case

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Climate Change

Activists vow to take EU to court to fight its forest biomass policies

  2022-03-14 in Mongabay

The EU remains committed to burning forests to make energy, despite conclusive scientific evidence of its climate destabilizing impacts. In a new strategy, forest advocates plan to take the EU to court to fight that policy.

  Tagged under: Activism | Trees

About Us - Direct Action Everywhere

  2022-03-08 (or before) in Direct Action Everywhere - Until every animal is free

DxE is a global grassroots network of animal rights activists. Together, we will achieve social and political change for animals in one generation.

  Tagged under: Activism

Why the attack on oil and gas PR is a threat to free speech

  2022-02-28 in Ad Age

An activist campaign has profound implications for public relations, advertising, marketing and political consulting firms for industries addressing controversial issues.

  Tagged under: Activism | Public Opinion

Activists disrupt luxury oil club dinner to protest expansion of North Sea oil and gas production – XR Scotland

  2022-02-26 (or before) in XR Scotland - Extinction Rebellion Scotland

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Innocent TV ad banned for claiming its drinks help environment

  2022-02-23 in The Guardian

Advertising watchdog demands company provides proof of its products’ green merits

  Tagged under: Activism

Constituents set up ‘Steve Baker Watch’ over MP’s climate stance

  2022-02-16 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Tory MP for Wycombe is trying to ‘wreck’ government plans for environment

  Tagged under: Activism

Greta Thunberg condemns UK firm’s plans for iron mine on Sami land

  2022-02-11 in The Guardian

Beowulf Mining ‘hopeful’ for decision on mine in Sápmi despite opposition from activist, UN and Swedish church

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Wildlife

UK drops ‘absurd’ case against Greenpeace for dropping rocks in sea

  2022-02-07 in The Guardian

Judge rebukes Marine Management Organisation for prosecution over direct action to stop bottom trawling

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Fish | Wildlife | Greenpeace

The Deliberate Rebellion | Extinction Rebellion

  2022-01-23 (or before) in YouTube

In the UK, Extinction Rebellion’s third demand is that government must create and be led by the decisions of a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological j...

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

How a Married Undercover Cop Having Sex With Activists Killed a Climate Movement

  2022-01-20 (or before) in VICE

Mark Kennedy spent seven years pretending to be a climate activist. People he deceived are still rebuilding their lives.

  Tagged under: Activism

Time is running out. Here’s how the climate movement can level up.

  2022-01-10 by in Vox

The high-risk, high-reward stakes of building a more radical movement.

  Tagged under: Activism | Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics

Greta Thunberg on the state of the climate movement and the roots of her power as an activist

  2021-12-29 (or before) in The Washington Post

The Swedish activist discusses being catapulted to the world stage, and how Asperger’s has helped her stay so focused.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

The Guardian view on climate activism: between obedience and resistance | Editorial

  2021-12-29 in The Guardian

Editorial: Non-violent civil disobedience remains a vital tool for protest, but its form is shifting

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Greta Thunberg | Activism | COP26 | Greenpeace

Greta Thunberg says it’s ‘strange’ Joe Biden is considered a climate leader

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Environmental activist criticises US president for expanding fossil fuel infrastructure

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Joe Biden

An activist challenges her “Terrorism” sentence for civil disobedience in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline

  2021-12-28 (or before) in Center for Constitutional Rights

In July 2017, Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, two activists from the Catholic Worker Movement, held a press conference to announce that they were responsible for acts of vandalism against the Dakot

  Tagged under: Activism

Activists Are Using the “Climate Necessity Defense” in Court — and Winning

  2021-12-24 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

An upcoming court appeal is attempting to challenge the branding of Water and Land Protectors as eco-terrorists.

  Tagged under: Activism

Self-Defeating Environmental Activism - Competitive Enterprise Institute

  2021-12-22 (or before) in Competitive Enterprise Institute - Competitive Enterprise Institute

When we say, “the environment,” we usually mean the natural world and its processes, the plants and animals which we collectively call the biosphere. It is an age-old debate in philosophy, however, whether human beings themselves are part of “the environment” in the same way that every other living creature is. Because human beings are […]

  Tagged under: Activism

Research On Degrowth

  2021-12-19 (or before) in Annual Reviews

Scholars and activists mobilize increasingly the term degrowth when producing knowledge critical of the ideology and costs of growth-based development. Degrowth signals a radical political and economic reorganization leading to reduced resource and energy use. The degrowth hypothesis posits that such a trajectory of social transformation is necessary, desirable, and possible; the conditions of its realization require additional study. Research on degrowth has reinvigorated the limits to growth debate with critical examination of the historical, cultural, social, and political forces that have made economic growth a dominant obje...

  Tagged under: Activism | Degrowth | Economics | Economic Growth | Sustainability

As eco-anxieties mount, Africa's young people urge action on clima

  2021-12-08 (or before) by in News Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Africa has the world's youngest population, and youth activists from Sudan to South Africa have been vocal in pushing for bolder policy action

  Tagged under: Activism | Africa

Project InsideOut

  2021-12-05 (or before) in Project InsideOut - PIO

Project InsideOut seeks to create a new mindset for engaging communities on our urgent climate and sustainability issues. We are an emerging global community that unites activists with clinical psychologists and evidence-based research to drive sustainable behavior change for our planet.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Sustainability

Under Fire From Activists, Edelman Unveils Climate Strategy

  2021-11-15 (or before) in

PR firm will undergo a 60-day review of its client roster, among other changes.

  Tagged under: Activism | COP26 | Climate Change

We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism

Young climate activists have far more power than they realise

  2021-10-26 by in The Conversation

Regardless of the outcomes of COP26, imaginations have already revolted.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Activism

There are no real climate leaders yet – who will step up at Cop26? | Greta Thunberg

  2021-10-21 in The Guardian

Like other rich nations, the UK is more talk than action on the climate crisis. Something needs to change in Glasgow, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Tim Crosland explains why he disclosed the Heathrow judgement.

  2021-10-18 (or before) in The BBC

The qualified barrister and climate change activist spoke to the BBC's Dominic Casciani before heading into court.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Indigenous tribes tried to block a car battery mine. But the courts stood in the way

  2021-10-15 in The Guardian

Legal setbacks in efforts to block a new lithium mine in Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlight how federal courts routinely fail to protect sacred lands

  Tagged under: Activism | Lithium | Batteries

Prince Charles and His Battle for Our Planet

  2021-10-12 (or before) in The BBC

Prince Charles reveals his sympathy for climate activists.

  Tagged under: Activism

Prince Charles: I understand climate activists' anger - BBC News

  2021-10-11 (or before) in The BBC

The Prince of Wales tells the BBC he sympathises with protesters - but any action must be constructive.

  Tagged under: Activism

Lake District sewage could leave Windermere ‘ecologically dead’

  2021-10-08 in The Guardian

Campaigners say combination of waste from local plant as well as private septic tanks to blame

  Tagged under: Activism

Young climate activists from across world urge UK and UN to act on killings of environmental defenders | The Independent

  2021-10-04 (or before) in The Independent

Exclusive: Activists urge Alok Sharma and Antonio Guterres to do more after a prominent environmentalist is shot dead in Kenya

  Tagged under: Activism | COP26 | Climate Change

Environmentalists warn of close ties between oil and gas sector and UK’s North Sea regulator

  2021-09-17 in The Guardian

Members of Oil and Gas Authority hold shares in fossil fuel firms, raising conflict of interest concerns

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace

‘We will have a really long, long memory’: Greens calling businesses’ bluff on climate change

  2021-09-15 (or before) in Politico

Activists want the companies that have called for federal climate action to get behind the $3.5 trillion package: "We will have a really long, long memory."

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Mexico: demand justice for murdered environmentalist!

  2021-09-15 (or before) in Rainforest Rescue - Working together for the rainforest

Environmental and human rights campaigners in Mexico face extreme danger in their day-to-day work. On July 5, activist Simón Pedro Pérez López was the victim of a drive-by shooting, murdered in front of his son in the middle of the Simojovel market in Chiapas. Please support our petition demanding justice for Simón Pedro.

  Tagged under: Activism | Rainforests | Mexico

Laudato si' (24 May 2015) | Francis

  2021-09-09 (or before) in The Vatican

Encyclical Letter Laudato si' of the Holy Father Francis on care for our common home (24 May 2015)

  Tagged under: Activism | Religion | Pope Francis

Environmentalists vow to block woodchip export plan in NSW Hunter region

  2021-09-08 in The Guardian

Startup energy firm’s bid to send up to 60,000 tonnes of woodchips to Japan for burning in power plants condemned by conservation group

  Tagged under: Activism | Japan

Climate groups call for COP26 summit delay over vaccines, costs

  2021-09-07 (or before) by in News Thomson Reuters Foundation News

UK announces it will pay for hotel quarantine and says it is working 'tirelessly' to vaccine delegates and ensure inclusive climate talks - but activists say that aim is now impossible

  Tagged under: Activism | COP26

Lewes FC player to don 'climate coat' after match as part of 500-mile pilgrimage

  2021-08-29 (or before) in Brighton Argus

LEWES FC midfielder Bradley Pritchard will kick off a climate change “pilgrimage” after the team’s match against Horsham on Monday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism

Wrong to label Extinction Rebellion as extremists, says Home Office adviser

  2021-08-21 in The Guardian

Peer at odds with Priti Patel over climate activists on eve of more protests

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

The IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report and implications for #Manchester (aka “Eleven Theses on futility, backed up with footnotes (1)”)

  2021-08-09 in Manchester Climate Monthly | To inform, inspire and involve

Today the latest “we are all doomed” climate report comes out. It is the latest in a long long (see below) line of such reports.  Climate activists will want to believe that this, at last will…

  Tagged under: IPCC | Activism

A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety

  2021-07-25 (or before) in University of California Press

Gen Z's first "existential toolkit" for combating eco-guilt and burnout while advocating for climate justice. A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The “climate generation”—late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z—is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science.

  Tagged under: Activism | Predictions | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Justice

Amazon rainforest ‘will collapse if Bolsonaro remains president’

  2021-07-14 in The Guardian

Brazilian academics and activists issue warning amid fresh assault on environmental protections

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Amazon Rainforest | Activism | Rainforests | Brazil | Collapse

Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

  2021-07-11 (or before) in Centre for Environmental Rights, South Africa

We are activist lawyers who defend the right of communities and civil society organisations to an environment not harmful to health or wellbeing for

  Tagged under: Activism | South Africa | Africa | Health

Iowa climate activist sentenced to eight years in federal prison for Dakota Access pipeline sabotage

  2021-07-04 (or before) in Des Moines Register

  Tagged under: Activism

Shell forced to slash global emissions after landmark court ruling | The Independent

  2021-05-26 (or before) in The Independent

Activist groups hail ‘historic win’ as Dutch court orders multinational fossil fuel company to cut CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

Church investment bodies’ 2050 target for net-zero disappoints activists

  2021-05-23 (or before) in The Church Times

  Tagged under: Activism | Net Zero

Pacheedaht First Nation chiefs in Canada tell anti-logging protesters to leave their lands

  2021-04-14 in The Guardian

Leaders condemn ‘unsolicited involvement by others in our territory’ as activists seek to protect old-growth trees

  Tagged under: Activism | Trees

India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech

  2021-02-27 (or before) in The Intercept

Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate change is a threat to our security - Boris Johnson - BBC News

  2021-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

David Attenborough and activist Nisreen Elsaim address a UN session chaired by Boris Johnson.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough | Activism

Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the time of COVID-19

  2021-02-18 in Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

This crucial report demonstrates how states and other actors are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to roll back social and environmental safeguards. In doing so, they are eroding the rights of indigenous peoples in the five most tropically forested countries of the world Indigenous peoples have protested against actions by states that have used the crisis as an

  Tagged under: Trees | Activism

From anger to action: Differential impacts of eco-anxiety, eco-depression, and eco-anger on climate action and wellbeing

  2021-02-14 (or before) in

Research documents the experiences of depression and anxiety evoked by climate change, but little attention has been given to frustration and anger, o…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts

Standard Chartered, stop funding our destruction! - Bulatlat

  2021-02-08 in Bulatlat: news, reports and commentary - Bulatlat

A Filipina climate activist tells a British multinational bank: "Your money kills people, fuels the climate crisis, and destroys our homes."

  Tagged under: Activism

Earth First! Direct Action Manual, 3rd Edition

  2021-02-07 (or before) in Issuu

The DAM is almost 300 pages of diagrams, descriptions of techniques and a comprehensive overview of the role direct action plays in resistance—from planning an action, doing a soft blockade, putting up a treesit or executing a lockdown; to legal and prisoner support, direct action trainings, fun political pranks, and more. The DAM has been compiled and updated by frontline activists from around the US to help spread the knowledge and get these skills farther out in the world.

  Tagged under: Activism | Trees

Pipeline CEOs, facing environmental activism, vow to fight back

  2021-02-07 (or before) in CNBC

Executives from some of the largest North American pipeline firms acknowledged they were too slow too respond to a surge in environmental activism.

  Tagged under: Activism | Donald Trump

Court convicts French state for failure to address climate crisis

  2021-02-03 in The Guardian

State found guilty of ‘non-respect of its engagements’ aimed at fighting global warming

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | France | Greenpeace

Fury as long-awaited UK environment bill is delayed for third time

  2021-01-26 in The Guardian

Green campaigners attack further delay ‘to most important piece of legislation for decades’

  Tagged under: Activism | Legislation

Greta Thunberg's message to world leaders at #DavosAgenda

  2021-01-26 (or before) in The World Economic Forum

The climate activist delivered a powerful message on the ecological crisis to participants of the virtual Davos event.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

Can we ‘restore’ the climate? These young activists want us to try.

  2020-12-11 in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

They’re ready to talk about carbon removal. Are you?

  Tagged under: Activism

Governments urged to go beyond net zero climate targets

  2020-11-13 in The Guardian

Leading scientists and campaigners say cutting emissions alone is not enough

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero

Roman Krznaric: How to be a good ancestor

  2020-10-24 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come, says philosopher Roman Krznaric. From a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit by a coalition of young activists, Krznaric shares examples of ways we can become good ancestors -- or, as he calls them, "Time Rebels" -- and join a movement redefining lifespans, pursuing intergenerational justice and practicing deep love for the planet.

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal

Rowan Williams urges UK universities to divest from fossil fuels

  2020-10-17 in The Guardian

Former archbishop says oil firm holdings not compatible with duty to next generation

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels

People, not carbon emissions, should be at the heart of the west's climate action | Aruna Chandrasekhar

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

In focusing on targets, activists from rich countries risk putting metrics above the lives of vulnerable people, says Aruna Chandrasekhar, an independent journalist from India

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Greenhouse Gases

A New Justice Movement Emerges to Defend Steven Donziger

  2020-09-10 in The Nation

The lawyer who helped win a historic Amazon cleanup deal faces six months in prison, but will still not have a jury trial.

  Tagged under: Activism | Amazon Rainforest

Greta Thunberg: After two years of school strikes, the world is still in a state of climate crisis denial

  2020-08-19 in The Guardian

We can have as many meetings as we like, but the will to change is nowhere in sight, says climate activist Greta Thunberg, and others

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

US could become ‘safe haven’ for corporate abusers, activists warn

  2020-08-05 in The Guardian

Campaigners fear supreme court will reinterpret centuries-old law used by foreign victims of human rights violations

  Tagged under: Activism

Tesco urged to ditch meat company over alleged links to Amazon deforestation

  2020-08-05 in The Guardian

Responding to Greenpeace campaign to cut links to Brazilian meat giant JBS, supermarket calls on government to ensure all UK food is deforestation-free

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Greenpeace | Activism

With big rallies cancelled, young climate activists are adapting election tactics

  2020-08-03 in The Guardian

Phone banks, social media and friend-to-friend campaigning are the new focus ahead of this year’s US elections

  Tagged under: Activism | US Politics

For Effective Climate Change Activism, Focus on Supply

  2020-07-14 (or before) in Bloomberg

To effect change, climate activists need to pursue both divestment and limiting demand for carbon emissions.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Economics

US climate activists charged with 'terrorizing' lobbyist over plastic pollution stunt

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh face up to 15 years in prison after delivering box of plastic pellets found as pollution

  Tagged under: Activism | Louisiana

Louisiana Environmental Activists Charged With “Terrorizing”

  2020-06-25 by Alleen Brown in The Intercept

Two activists face 15 years in prison for sending plastic pellets to an industry advocate affiliated with the Taiwanese petrochemical giant Formosa.

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Activism

Contemplative Activism: A Primer - Life Itself

  2020-06-11 in Life Itself

We are proposing that contemplative awareness, skills and practices can inform our responses to our collective cultural process of deep and lasting change. We set out some of our initial ideas in our first paper. Here we are exploring in more depth that some of the proposals might mean. There are some ways in which […]

  Tagged under: Activism

Greta Thunberg looks to UN security council election for leverage on climate

  2020-06-10 in Climate Home News

Youth activists have written to small island negotiators, urging them to use their vote to pressure Canada and Norway into ending oil extraction

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

Young people face 'altered world', say lawyers in child climate case

  2020-05-06 by in The Straits Times - Breaking News, Lifestyle & Multimedia News

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Young people face a "fundamentally altered world" that threatens their human rights and safety unless governments take effective action to curb climate change, lawyers for Greta Thunberg and other child climate activists said on Tuesday (May 5). . Read more at

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Brazil using coronavirus to cover up assaults on Amazon, warn activists

  2020-05-06 in The Guardian

Fears Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘land grabbers decree’ may be pushed forwards after new rule allows land-grabbing on indigenous reserves

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Activism | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

UK voter ID plan disenfranchises the poor, appeal court told

  2020-04-23 in The Guardian

Activist argues trials were unlawful and denied hundreds of people right to vote

  Tagged under: Activism

Conservative activists: there is no Climate Emergency. Our survey. | Conservative Home

  2020-03-03 (or before) in Conservative Home - Comprehensive, independent coverage of the UK Conservative Party

They reject the claim that there is one by about two-thirds to one third. Our other survey findings on the same theme will also be published this week.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

'Amazing News': Climate Activists Celebrate Victory After Forcing Company to Abandon Proposed Tar Sands Project

  2020-02-24 (or before) in Common Dreams

continue to fight because our planet and future is at stake.

  Tagged under: Activism

Former UN Climate Chief Calls For Civil Disobedience

  2020-02-24 (or before) by in Forbes

The woman who led the negotiations for the Paris Agreement has called in a new book for political engagement on climate change that goes well beyond the voting booth.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

XR 2020 Strategy - Power : Together - Extinction Rebellion UK

  2020-02-12 in Extinction Rebellion

The world has changed significantly since Extinction Rebellion launched just over a year ago.  Inspired by activists around the world, arm in arm with other movements, thousands of people from all walks of life have been part of this change; united by courage and purpose and an itch for rebellion.  World leaders, although finally admitting […]

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Met chief: update public nuisance law to tackle Extinction Rebellion

  2020-02-05 in The Guardian

Cressida Dick says police need more powers to deal with protest groups such as XR

  Tagged under: Activism | Extinction Rebellion

‘Put that light out,’ plead locals near Brighton’s stadium

  2020-02-02 in The Guardian

Football club’s all-night glow is visible for miles … and keeps the birds awake

  Tagged under: Activism

Mexico: defender of monarch butterflies found dead two weeks after he vanished

  2020-01-30 in The Guardian

Activists say death of Homero Gómez González found floating in a well could be over illegal logging disputes

  Tagged under: Activism | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Mexico

Davos 2020: Mnuchin says Greta Thunberg, should study economics at college

  2020-01-23 (or before) in CNBC

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sharply criticized the financial credentials of 17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Economics

'I am still not used to this': Greta Thunberg meets Prince Charles | ITV News

  2020-01-22 in ITV

Princes Charles spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he met teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. | ITV National News

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Sustainability

As earth burns, $1.9 Trillion for fossil fuels?!

  2020-01-20 (or before) in Avaaz - The World in Action

We can stop it! World's biggest investor just flipped -- let's get the rest on board! Sign now!

  Tagged under: Activism | Disinvestment | Fossil Fuels

Court Quashes Youth Climate Change Case Against Government (Published 2020)

  2020-01-17 in The New York Times

Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts.

  Tagged under: Activism | USA | Litigation | Climate Change

YouTube Still Monetizing, Promoting Climate Science Denial, Report Finds

  2020-01-16 by in DeSmog

You don’t have to look far to find misinformation about climate science continuing to spread online through prominent social media channels like YouTube. That’s despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that humans are driving the climate crisis. A new report by the global activist NGO Avaaz reveals that, despite YouTube’s pledge to combat misinformation, the popular video […]

  Tagged under: Activism | Disinformation and Misinformation

Roger Federer responds to climate crisis criticism from Greta Thunberg

  2020-01-12 in The Guardian

Roger Federer has issued a cautiously worded response to mounting criticism, including from climate activist Greta Thunberg, over his sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Bushfires | Climate Change

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders to end fossil fuel ‘madness’

  2020-01-10 in The Guardian

Failure to end investment ‘would be a betrayal against life itself’, say climate activists

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Fossil Fuels

Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology

  2020-01-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Police scramble to recall guide issued to teachers putting climate activists alongside far-right groups

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Greta Thunberg: At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy

  2020-01-10 in The Guardian

Averting catastrophe would be the best business decision to emerge from the economic forum in its 50 years of existence, says climate activist Greta Thunberg and others

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Fossil Fuels

One year to save the planet: a simple guide to fighting the climate crisis in 2020

  2020-01-07 in The Guardian

Veganism might help and it’s always good to avoid flying. But the answer to Earth’s emergency must involve political, collective action – and there are countless ways to get active

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Greta Thunberg | Activism

Will Indonesia's new capital just move the problem to the jungle? - BBC News

  2020-01-02 (or before) in BBC

Activists say moving the capital to Borneo threatens indigenous people and Kalimantan's rich wildlife.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Indonesia | Activism

Extractivism: a digital collecting project

  2019-12-29 in Climate Museum UK - Experimental museum for the Earth crisis

Climate Museum UK is very excited to be a recipient of the first Activist Museum Award, along with the International Slavery Museum and Museum as Muck. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations …

  Tagged under: Activism

Planting trees is only a good news story if it’s done right | Bibi van der Zee

  2019-12-25 by Bibi van der Zee in The Guardian

In the fight against global warming, we’d be better off preserving natural forests than planting new monoculture plantations, says Guardian journalist Bibi van der Zee

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Activism | Carbon Capture and Storage | Forests | Trees | Deforestation | Climate Change

Science NOT Silence - March For Science

  2019-12-17 (or before) in

The groundbreaking IPCC 1.5° report – authored by the world’s leading climate scientists – is being blocked from UN climate ...

  Tagged under: Activism | IPCC

Greta Thunberg says school strikes have achieved nothing

  2019-12-06 in The Guardian

Activist says 4% greenhouse gas emissions rise since 2015 shows action is insufficient

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

Students accuse Cambridge university of 'greenwashing' ties with oil firms

  2019-11-23 in The Guardian

Activists call Cambridge Zero initiative a ‘PR stunt to divert attention from links to fossil fuel industry’

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Geoengineering

Don't 'demonise and ostracise' us in climate change debate, says BP

  2019-11-23 (or before) in Sky News

Activists, who posed as living statues and doused themselves in oil, say the British Museum should be ashamed of its links to BP.

  Tagged under: BP | Activism | Climate Change

Stand Up and Fight Back: Tactics and Strategies for Effective Creative Activism

  2019-11-21 (or before) in Vimeo

Reverend James Lawson, a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement who was instrumental in training Martin Luther King Jr.…

  Tagged under: Activism

Why climate change is an irrelevance, economic growth is a myth and sustainability is forty years too late | Global Comment

  2019-11-20 in Global Comment

Have climate-change activists got it wrong? This is what Kevin Casey thinks the real problem is

  Tagged under: Economics | Climate Change | Activism | Economic Growth | Sustainability

'Sneering and uninformed': judges attack Courier-Mail coverage of fines for anti-Adani activists

  2019-11-19 in The Guardian

News Corp article, editorial and comment piece accused of ignoring essential facts

  Tagged under: Activism

Twitter political ad ban could silence climate activists, warns Warren

  2019-11-06 in The Guardian

US presidential hopeful says fossil fuel firms will be free to promote themselves while critics are barred

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels | US Politics

Extinction Rebellion protesters may sue Met as ban ruled unlawful

  2019-11-06 in The Guardian

Section 14 order issued to halt protest across London was not legitimate, high court rules

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Young climate activists chain selves to Washington pier amid pipeline delivery

  2019-11-05 in The Guardian

Protest comes amid effort to disrupt 700-mile Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

  Tagged under: Activism | Washington State

Charities say next UK government must bring forward climate targets

  2019-11-04 in The Guardian

Groups including Greenpeace, WI and Oxfam call for faster action in letter to all parties

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Greenpeace | Activism

'Ecological breakdown': Greta Thunberg and youth activists rally as wildfires burn

  2019-11-02 in The Guardian

The Swedish climate activist joined more than 1,000 people for an afternoon of youth-led climate action in Los Angeles

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Wildfires | California

Should this tree have the same rights as you?

  2019-11-02 in The Guardian

Around the world, a movement is gaining momentum that grants legal rights to natural phenomena, including rivers, lakes and mountains. Robert Macfarlane investigates the rise of the new animism

  Tagged under: Activism | Rivers | Trees

Argentina could become 'sacrificial country' for plastic waste, say activists

  2019-11-01 in The Guardian

Country has changed definition of waste, which campaigners fear could lead to imports of low-grade plastic scraps

  Tagged under: Argentina | Activism

The flawed social science behind Extinction Rebellion’s change strategy

  2019-10-30 (or before) in Medium

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Emmanuel Macron's war on climate activism

  2019-10-23 in Climate Home News

Why are climate protesters being tear-gassed under the watch of France's president, a self-defined climate champion?

  Tagged under: Activism | France

Extinction Rebellion protests cost Met police £37m so far

  2019-10-22 in The Guardian

Figure more than double that spent each year on trying to reduce violent crime in London

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Right Wing Attacks on Greta Thunberg: How Low Can They Go? Canada's Extremist Network 'The Rebel' Tries for the Prize

  2019-10-19 by in DeSmog

The Koch-funded right wing echo chamber seems obsessed with competing to insult and vilify Greta Thunberg in the most vile and disgusting ways imaginable. The sixteen-year-old climate activist has faced a coordinated barrage of bullying and harassment that started long before she set sail for America. “Freak yachting accidents do happen…” was a particularly disturbing […]

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

Queensland claims cabinet confidentiality to block release of climate protest details

  2019-10-18 in The Guardian

Details of photos used to justify new protest laws blocked from release

  Tagged under: Activism | Extinction Rebellion

Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers

  2019-10-17 in The Guardian

Appeal court to hear fresh challenge against plans for construction of third runway

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Air Travel | Women and Children

System change, not climate change! What 'The Good Place' can teach us about climate action

  2019-10-16 (or before) in openDemocracy

It’s pointless to blame Extinction Rebellion activists for eating McDonalds. Like in the TV show The Good Place, it’s the system that’s broken.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion: who are the protesters, and why are they doing it?

  2019-10-11 in The Guardian

As a week of civil disobedience comes to an end, protesters explain the environmental fears that have driven them to action

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Does Extinction Rebellion have a race problem?

  2019-10-04 in The Guardian

Critics say group is not doing enough to involve people of colour, or expose links between climate crisis and inequality

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Ex-police chiefs to join Extinction Rebellion activists in biggest protest yet - Mirror Online

  2019-10-02 (or before) by Milo Boyd in The Mirror

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Heatwaves | Climate Change

No One Seemed To Notice Greta Thunberg’s Critique Of The Green New Deal

  2019-09-23 (or before) by in Forbes

"We cannot make 'deals' with physics," the Swedish teen activist said.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

This isn't extinction, it's extermination: the people killing nature know what they're doing | Jeff Sparrow

  2019-09-20 by Jeff Sparrow in The Guardian

The climate strike must be a beginning and not an end. Warming won’t be stopped by symbolism

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Activism | Greenhouse Gases

Greta Thunberg: I have a dream that the powerful will take the climate crisis seriously

  2019-09-20 (or before) in The Independent

In a highly anticipated speech in Congress after travelling half the way across the Atlantic by boat, Greta Thunberg urges US senators to learn from the sacrifices of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists in the fight against climate change. Here is the transcript

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | US Politics | Climate Change

From Alan Jones to the Daily Mail: the Australian media's bizarre reactions to the climate strike

  2019-09-20 in The Guardian

Jones cited Joseph Goebbels while the Mail found a child who said they just wanted the day off school

  Tagged under: Activism

'The crisis is already here': young strikers facing climate apartheid

  2019-09-19 in The Guardian

Young activists call for north-south solidarity to tackle climate emergency that threatens to exacerbate inequality and conflict

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Bolsonaro | Greenhouse Gases | Nigeria | Africa

Greta Thunberg: ‘We are ignoring natural climate solutions’

  2019-09-19 in The Guardian

Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Trees

'We're losing the race': UN secretary general calls climate change an 'emergency'

  2019-09-18 in The Guardian

António Guterres cites ‘fantastic leadership’ of young activists and is counting on public pressure to compel governments to honor the 2015 Paris Agreement

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

How Greta Thunberg Captured Our Attention on Climate

  2019-09-09 by in Slate Magazine

We’re finally ready to absorb her bleak message, and maybe act on it.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Luisa Neubauer: Why you should be a climate activist

  2019-09-07 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

"I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me," says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate "Fridays For Future," the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climate crisis. She shares four first steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist. "This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity," she says.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Sustainability

Greta Thunberg Says 'Haters' Attacking Her Asperger's Have 'Nowhere Left to Go' - EcoWatch

  2019-09-03 in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

Champions of Greta Thunberg — and the 16-year-old climate activist herself — hit back against malicious right-wing bullies over the weekend as she called her Asperger's syndrome diagnosis a "superpower" and her defenders said there is but one reason that people attack the person who has galvanized the global climate strike movement ...

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

Teenage activists and an IPCC triumph

  2019-08-17 (or before) in Nature

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a well-timed blueprint for action. Decision makers must now pay attention — a nascent youth movement is showing them how. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a well-timed blueprint for action.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | IPCC

Government's shift to relax shale gas fracking safeguards condemned

  2019-08-15 in The Guardian

Environment groups fear possibly ‘weakened’ earthquake risk rules after report on Cuadrilla drilling

  Tagged under: Activism | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace

Andrew Bolt rips teen climate activist Dr. Greta as ‘deeply disturbed’ – ‘I have never seen a girl so young & with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru’ – Greta Responds

  2019-08-04 in Climate Depot | A project of CFACT

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greta has accused Andrew Bolt of being part of a hate and conspiracy campaign, for suggesting her climate certainty might be a symptom of her mental disorders. Naturally…

  Tagged under: Activism

The 1975: Greta Thunberg writes climate essay for new album - BBC News

  2019-07-25 (or before) in The BBC

The Swedish activist has recorded a spoken-word essay for the opening track on the band's new album.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

I’m an ordinary person who joined an Extinction Rebellion blockade. Here's why you should too

  2019-07-23 in The Guardian

It was way out of my comfort zone, but as a scientist I can tell you that the climate emergency is much more terrifying

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Greta Thunberg: ‘They see us as a threat because we’re having an impact’

  2019-07-21 in The Guardian

The climate activist answers questions from famous supporters and Observer readers, with an introduction by Ali Smith

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

'Biggest compliment yet': Greta Thunberg welcomes oil chief's 'greatest threat' label

  2019-07-05 in The Guardian

Activists say comments by Opec head prove world opinion is turning against fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Extreme Weather | Fossil Fuels

Doctors call for nonviolent direct action over climate crisis

  2019-06-27 in The Guardian

Governments have abrogated responsibility with woefully inadequate policies, says letter

  Tagged under: Activism | Health

This Civilisation is Finished: Conversations on the end of Empire – and what lies beyond | The Simplicity Collective

  2019-06-14 in Simplicity Collective - Join the Simple Living Movement

I’ve just published a new book, co-authored with philosopher-activist Rupert Read (leading spokesperson of the Extinction Rebellion in the UK). There is also a postscript by Helena Norberg-Hodge, author of Ancient Futures and producer of The Economics of Happiness. Our new book is entitled This Civilisation is Finished: Conversations on the end of Empire – […]

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Economics | Activism

Urgency is what's demanded by young activists. But they're met with crumbling complacency | Eve Livingston

  2019-06-11 in The Guardian

There’s a generational divide between an establishment desperate for gradual change and a youth fired up for overhaul, says journalist Eve Livingston

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Radical Help by Hilary Cottam review – how to revolutionise the welfare state

  2019-06-07 in The Guardian

This inspiring book is based on a social activist’s series of experiments giving people the control to improve their own lives

  Tagged under: Activism

Public concern over environment reaches record high in UK

  2019-06-05 in The Guardian

Britons are more worried about climate crisis than economy, crime and immigration

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

  2019-05-28 by in Skift: Travel News, Airline News and Hotel News

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg gained plenty of plaudits for her impassioned speech at a recent protest in London, but the way she got to

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Watch our doc with Greta Thunberg and a generation of teenage activists | Dazed

  2019-05-15 (or before) by in Dazed & Confused Magazine | Fashion, Art, Music, Film, Ideas | Dazed

This is a teenage riot – kids across the world are changing the planet’s future with peaceful protest and a demand to be heard

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

'Exterminator of the future': Brazil's Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault

  2019-05-09 in The Guardian

Activist and politician Marina Silva warns Brazil’s rainforest protections being destroyed but vows ‘we can’t let that happen’

  Tagged under: Activism | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

As the left wakes up to climate injustice, we must not fall into ‘green colonialism’ | Dalia Gebrial

  2019-05-08 in The Guardian

Any Green New Deal must avoid the imperial mistakes of the past, and value the global south as much as westerners, says freelance journalist Dalia Gebrial

  Tagged under: Activism | Colonialism

We are full of bright ideas to solve ecological problems. So let’s act on them | Chris Packham

  2019-05-06 in The Guardian

There is hope in the face of environmental crises. But we must all embrace change, says naturalist Chris Packham

  Tagged under: Farming | Activism | Climate Change | Wildlife

UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning

  2019-05-06 in The Guardian

Ministers have commissioned a report on economic case for biodiversity, but activists insist actions, not studies, are needed

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Activism

Now we know: conventional campaigning won’t prevent our extinction | Roger Hallam

  2019-05-01 by Roger Hallam in The Guardian

I helped to found Extinction Rebellion because only non-violent civil disobedience will stop the destruction of our natural world, says Roger Hallam

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change | Activism

Fracking tsar quits after six months and blames eco activists

  2019-04-27 in The Guardian

Natascha Engel says developing the industry would be ‘an impossible task’

  Tagged under: Activism | Fracking | Fossil Fuels

Support for Extinction Rebellion soars after Easter protests

  2019-04-24 in The Guardian

Climate activists say pressure growing on politicians to act as donations flood in

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

  2019-04-22 in The Guardian

Swedish activist says world faces ‘existential crisis’ and must achieve goals of Paris deal

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Humanity is at a crossroads, Greta Thunberg tells Extinction Rebellion

  2019-04-21 in The Guardian

Swedish climate activist’s speech comes amid police action to clear protesters from Waterloo Bridge

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Greta Thunberg | Activism

Let nature heal climate and biodiversity crises, say campaigners

  2019-04-03 in The Guardian

Restoration of forests and coasts can tackle ‘existential crises’ but is being overlooked

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees

Mutilated dolphins wash up on French coast in record numbers

  2019-03-31 in The Guardian

Activists say 1,100 dolphins found since January - but real figure may be 10 times higher

  Tagged under: Activism | France | Fish | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife

Barclays funds climate breakdown. We are determined to make it stop | Seema Syeda

  2019-03-30 in The Guardian

The bank is a huge backer of the fossil fuel industry and attendant climate catastrophe. Direct action is vital, says Momentum activist Seema Syeda

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels

Don't know how to save the planet? This is what you can do

  2019-03-25 in The Guardian

Should we become vegetarians? Is it OK to fly? The author of There Is No Planet B, A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, answers the big questions

  Tagged under: Activism

Climate Activists Must Come To Grips With The Role Natural Gas Will Have

  2019-03-23 (or before) by in Forbes

The International Energy Agency has released its World Energy Outlook, noting that the role of renewables will escalate to 40% of all global power generation by 2040. But it also means an increased role for natural gas to back up those green fuels, all to combat climate change.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Activism | Climate Change

Royal Court and Globe join UK arts climate protest

  2019-03-20 in The Guardian

Leading arts institutions stage day of action to raise awareness of ecological crisis

  Tagged under: Activism

Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security | Watts Up With That?

  2019-03-20 in Watts Up With That?

March 5, 2019 By James Taylor Download the PDF A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness. Global warming activists claim climate change poses a threat to America’s military and national security. Their primary assertion is that alleged negative

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism

Revealed: Glencore bankrolled covert campaign to prop up coal

  2019-03-06 in The Guardian

The mining company engaged Sir Lynton Crosby’s firm to push anti-renewables message and counter anti-coal activists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Activism

Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity'

  2019-03-01 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Students issue an open letter ahead of global day of action on 15 March, when young people are expected to strike across 50 nations

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Don't trust the adults in the room on climate change | Kate Aronoff

  2019-02-25 in The Guardian

Older politicians are too quick to write off younger climate activists. But where are their solutions to the climate crisis?

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | US Politics

School climate strikes: what next for the latest generation of activists?

  2019-02-18 by in The Conversation

Four pieces of advice for young people wanting to fight climate change.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

UK pupils to join global strike over climate change crisis

  2019-02-08 in The Guardian

Thousands of pupils to walk out of lessons amid growing concern over global warming

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change

  2019-02-05 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Sustainability

An Audacious Toolkit: Actions Against Climate Breakdown (Part 1: A is for Advocacy)

  2019-01-27 (or before) by Julia Steinberger in Medium

What can we do when confronted with planetary catastrophe? The answer is EVERYTHING. Wait, wait. This is not an overly optimistic “Change is easy and painless! We just all need to do X Y Z!” column…

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change

Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change

  2019-01-27 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Sustainability

'Our house is on fire': Greta Thunberg, 16, urges leaders to act on climate | Climate crisis | The Guardian

  2019-01-25 (or before) in The Guardian

Swedish school strike activist demands economists tackle runaway global warming. Read her Davos speech here

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism

Brazil reveals highest deforestation figures in a decade as activists warn Bolsonaro will make issue worse | The Independent | The Independent

  2019-01-01 (or before) in The Independent

Illegal logging and agriculture creeping into jungle land blamed for devastating rise

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Activism

Climate change activists vow to step up protests around world

  2018-12-17 in The Guardian

Campaigners say they will force governments to act after lack of progress at UN summit

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Greenpeace

You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change

  2018-12-14 (or before) in YouTube - Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. plenary last night in Katowice, Poland, condemning glo...

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change | Activism | Climate Justice

Extinction Rebellion goes global in run-up to week of international civil disobedience

  2018-12-10 in The Guardian

UK activist group using climate talks in Poland this week to widen 35-country network

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism

How US billionaires are fuelling the hard-right cause in Britain | George Monbiot

  2018-12-07 in The Guardian

Funding from the Charles Koch Foundation suggests a hidden agenda at Spiked, says the Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism

Artist Gavin Turk arrested in London climate change protest

  2018-11-18 in The Guardian

Turk held for obstructing public highway and has no regrets in taking part in mass civil disobedience

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change | Activism

Climate activists glue hands to UK government building in new protest

  2018-11-12 in The Guardian

Twenty-two held over protests at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  Tagged under: Activism | Fracking

Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate change ruling

  2018-10-09 in The Guardian

Netherlands ordered to increase emissions cuts in historic ruling that puts ‘all world governments on notice’

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

Anti-fascists say police post mugshots on Twitter to 'intimidate and silence'

  2018-08-16 in The Guardian

Doxing arrested protesters has become common, and can have lasting consequences even after the charges are dropped

  Tagged under: Activism

We Need Bold Protests, Says ‘Stop Shopping’ Activist Rev. Billy Talen • The Revelator

  2018-06-27 in The Revelator - Environmental News, Investigations and Ideas

The often-arrested social activist discusses his court case against Monsanto and the lessons it offers for other protestors.

  Tagged under: Activism

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God • Skeptical Science

  2018-04-07 by in Skeptical Science

The faith of evangelicals is no longer one that is driven by the teachings of Jesus, but instead is one that is founded and built upon a belief in oil. This is funded and driven by fossil fuel interests.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Religion

World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case

  2016-07-27 in The Guardian

Filipino government body gives 47 ‘carbon majors’ 45 days to respond to allegations of human rights violations resulting from climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace | Activism

Anti-coal protesters arrested after storming climate change sceptic's land

  2015-10-26 in The Guardian

Nine held by police after blocking entrance to mine on Lord Ridley’s Northumberland estate and forcing operations to shut down

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Activism

How To Win The Media War Against Grassroots Activists: Stratfor's Strategies

  2013-07-29 in MintPress News

The playbook: isolate the radicals, "cultivate" the idealists and "educate" them into becoming realists. Then co-opt the realists., Activists, Bart Mongoven, Global Intelligence Files, Intelligence, radicals, Stratfor, Wikileaks,

  Tagged under: Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Activism | Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation

Activist groups take aim at World Bank for assisting corporate land takeovers in Africa

  2012-04-23 by in Deep Green Resistance News Service

By John Vidal & Claire Provost / The Guardian The World Bank is helping corporations and international investors snap up cheap land in Africa and developing countries worldwide at the expense of local communities, environment and farm groups said in a statement released on Monday to coincide with the bank’s annual land and poverty conference […]

  Tagged under: Farming | Africa | Activism | Colonialism

James Lovelock: 'Enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'

  2008-03-01 in The Guardian

The climate science maverick believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do, asks Decca Aitkenhead

  Tagged under: Activism

James Lovelock: 'Enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'

  2008-03-01 in Wayback Machine

The climate science maverick believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do, asks Decca Aitkenhead

  Tagged under: Activism

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