Youth Climate Movement

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Students for Carbon Dividends organizes student government leaders

Yesterday, Students for Carbon Dividends announced that more than 350 student government groups from colleges and universities in all 50 states, representing more than four million students, signed onto the “Students Government Leaders’ Statement on Carbon Dividends,” one of the largest statements of student body presidents in U.S. history. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “We […]

July 30th

Thousands join Greta Thunberg in telling global leaders it’s time to #FaceTheClimateEmergency​

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and thousands of other advocates for climate action released an open letter Thursday demanding that European Union and global leaders #FaceTheClimateEmergency by pursuing bold and urgent changes to current economic and political systems that are essential to ensure a habitable future planet. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “It is now clearer than ever that the […]

July 20th

TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop fans who used the social network TikTok to organize and reserve tickets for the rally as a means of pranking the campaign. By Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University The Conversation Similarly, […]

4,685 climate advocates joined virtual event, lobbied 400+ congressional offices for carbon fee

At least 4,685 people tuned in via Zoom and social media live streams for Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s 2020 conference, “A Community Stronger than COVID.” The online keynotes, breakout sessions, and deep-dive seminars trained and inspired attendees to push Congress for climate change solutions, such as a price on carbon pollution. In years past, Citizens’ Climate Lobby […]

Linking climate change policy to social and economic justice makes it more popular

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing “policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters.” By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The protests sparked by Minneapolis police […]

June 13th