Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 19:50 • Richard Collett...

In less than a year, climate protest movement Extinction Rebellion has become a household name, with its distinctive hourglass logo plastered around as a symbol of the urgent need for action. 

But like any campaign, its followers have different ideas about where to put their energies. 

Animal Rebellion, a partner organisation that formed over the summer, says animal farming has been left out of the mainstream conversation for too long.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:19 • Richard Collett...
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The Brexit Party is tying itself in knots over its position on climate change, after a mailout from the party appeared to suggest it was set to acknowledge the climate emergency – a move that would put it at odds with many high-profile climate science deniers in Nigel Farage’s organisation.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 21:20 • Sharon Kelly
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Last week, as climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the United Nations Climate Action Summit, invited leaders from major environmental groups spent their day listening to the leaders of fossil fuel companies discuss how they want to respond to the climate crisis.

Depending on which room you were in, you would have heard two very different messages.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:54 • Julie Dermansky
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On Monday, the United Nations Climate Action Summit opened with a glossy video projected around the room. It hawked a hopeful message that climate catastrophe can be averted. With the lights turned down and music turned up, for a few minutes the summit felt like an IMAX movie experience. 

Unfortunately, the video is symbolic of the summit itself — all talk, little action,” Jesse Bragg, media director at Corporate Accountability, said via email.

A scathing speech by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg and the passing presence of President Trump upstaged presentations from world leaders, who in some cases did announce pledges to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 but overall failed to offer visionary solutions for the rapid transition away from fossil fuels.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 17:50 • Richard Collett...
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US lobby groups representing the fossil fuel and automotive industries are world leaders when it comes to stalling government action on climate change, new research shows.

Of the top 10 trade associations considered to be the most effective at opposing climate-friendly policies globally, seven are based in Washington DC, according to a report published this week by lobbying watchdog InfluenceMap.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 15:31 • Soila Apparicio
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Millions of people across the world took to the streets in a global climate strike today to protest the climate crisis and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. 

In London’s Parliament Square, thousands of children and adults gathered to protest the government’s lack of action on the climate crisis.

This is happening to my generation, and I’m not going to sit here and watch the world burn,” said 15-year-old Elizabeth Marriott, who was on her first school strike. “I needed to add my voice to this.” 

Sophie, her 16-year-old friend, agreed. “We need everyone in this,” Sophie said. “Even our school encouraged us to go.”

Elizabeth and Sophie are not alone, with strikes taking place in more than 150 countries today, supported by organisations such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and Extinction Rebellion.

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 13:51 • Sophie Yeo
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This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.  

Millions of children and adults are expected to strike across the globe today, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s call for climate action. 

The strikes are happening ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which is taking place in New York on 23 September. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 02:36 • Ben Jervey
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This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.  

If it feels like the oil industry’s attacks on the burgeoning electric car market are well coordinated, that’s because they are. The industry is following a blueprint laid out decades ago, and refined ever since, by Koch network insiders.

In a revelatory article, published in Philanthropy Magazine in 1996, an executive vice president of Koch Industries named Richard Fink laid out a three-tiered integrated strategy for promoting libertarian ideals and free-market principles, and, in doing so, protecting the Kochs’ sprawling petrochemical refining and shipping businesses.