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23/10/18
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old activist from Sweden, addressed a crowd at what campaigners say was Finland's largest ever climate demonstration on Saturday. (Photo: Svante Thunberg/Twitter)

"The politics that's needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn't exist today," says Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old from Sweden. "We need to change the system."

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19/10/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Rebelling Against Extinction- The Guardian Oct.18, 2018

When governments abandon us, we must step up

[Our politicians, under the influence of big business, have failed us. As they take the planet to the brink, it’s time for disruptive, nonviolent disobedience - Guardian headline]

published in the Guardian 18th October 2018

16/10/18
Author: 
Althia Raj

A new UN report must serve as a wake-up call, MPs say.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May speaks in the House of Commons on March 2, 2018.
JUSTIN TANG/THE CANADIAN PRESS
12/10/18
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells

Just two years ago, amid global fanfare, the Paris climate accords were signed — initiating what seemed, for a brief moment, like the beginning of a planet-saving movement. But almost immediately, the international goal it established of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius began to seem, to many of the world’s most vulnerable, dramatically

12/10/18
Author: 
David Wallace-Wells

Just two years ago, amid global fanfare, the Paris climate accords were signed — initiating what seemed, for a brief moment, like the beginning of a planet-saving movement. But almost immediately, the international goal it established of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius began to seem, to many of the world’s most vulnerable, dramatically

12/10/18
Author: 
Rachel Smolker

As part of the Paris agreement, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked “to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 [degrees Celsius] above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.” That report was released on October 8.

11/10/18
Author: 
Kate Aronoff
Coal-fired Robert W Scherer Power Plant, one of the nation’s top carbon dioxide emitters, in Juliette, Ga., on June 3, 2017.
October 9 2018
 

AROUND THE MIDDLE of the last century, the chemical DDT was found to pose a risk to human and animal health. The ultimate response — after a prolonged fight between environmentalists and the chemical industry — was a federal ban on all uses of the substance found to be unsafe.

10/10/18
Author: 
Alyssa Battistoni
A neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in the area of Foxtail Court, on October 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA. David McNew / Getty  Our summer issue,

The urgency of climate change has never been clearer. We need a bold vision of a good and livable future — and a political program to match.

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