Browsing the "youth climate movement" Tag

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Election 2020: The next election is about the next 10,000 years

The upcoming election looks to be an apocalyptic turning point for our democracy—and our planet. In Turnout! Mobilizing Voters in an Emergency, political visionaries and movement leaders such as Bill McKibben define the urgency of this moment and provide a manual for turning out voters in an age of extreme inequality, climate change, and pandemic. By […]

July 28th

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

EcoRight Podcast: How I changed my father’s mind about climate change

Our podcast is rolling… episode two is live! Check out my discussion with Lance Lawson and his father, Brian Anderson stemming around an op-ed Lance published in January titled How I convinced my dad climate change is real. By Chelsea Henderson Ecoright News/ RepublicEN Lance was a member of our inaugural County Youth Chair program and serves as our youngest Spokesperson. He recently graduated Bayshore […]

June 23rd

“Burning our way to destruction” – Kids are picking up climate change lessons (even if their parents aren’t)

With another school year wrapping up in a profoundly new fashion, now’s a good time to think about climate and education. After all, we know that because kids are particularly persuasive when it comes to making their dismissive or denier parents care about climate, putting denial in the classroom has long been a priority for the fossil fuel industry’s propagandists. […]

Young people are committed to stopping climate change and plastic pollution

Thanks to so many young activists, the world is viewed more honestly through their words and actions. These inspiring children don’t have time for denial. They have work to do, and they do it. One of my favorites is Connor, MicroActivist’s founder. He is a child activist who has touched my heart. “Connor the MicroActivist is like the […]

February 27th

Climate change denial: Heartland pushes their alt-right Greta Thunberg clone

Greta Thunberg may not be traveling the world at this point, but she’s still driving deniers insane. She made an appearance (via video, of course) at the Oscars and has a forthcoming BBC docu-series. Not to worry though – deniers have a plan to counter her influence, beyond their current approach of raging misogyny. By Climate Denier Roundup Remember […]

February 11th

WTF is going on with the axis of climate change denial and child abuse?

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Lawrence Krauss criticizing the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists annual “Doomsday Clock” warning. While it’s no surprise to see the Journal giving space to someone to poo-poo warnings about the  climate crisis and other catastrophes, it is somewhat shocking to see Krauss published in such a high-profile outlet: Buzzfeed […]

January 27th

McKibben on Thunberg: Time for adults to follow the childrens’ lead on climate change

On Friday, May 24, over a million young people gathered in some 1,600 locations in 125 countries to plead for effective action on climate change. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica The global demonstrations were inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old from Sweden, who told a gathering in Stockholm, “We are facing an existential crisis. We need […]

May 28th

Youth Climate Change Movement: “We want politicians to protect our interests, too!”

It had been a day for grown-ups to show climate leadership. On a cold 25 January, Germany’s coal commission gathered at the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy in Berlin to decide the future of coal in the country. Outside, armed with signs, stood an estimated 5,000 students. By Natalie Sauer Climate Home News Fridays for Future […]

February 20th