THOUSANDS of students walked out of class to protest against climate change. We explain where the protests took place and how they started. Who organised the protests? Youth Strike 4 Change is organised by the UK Student Climate Network and UK Youth Climate Coalition. Students across the country took part in a strike because of an “alarming” lack of action from the Government to prevent climate change. The group is calling on the government to include young people in decision making when it comes to global warming. They are also calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16 so they can influence policy. The strike followed the lead of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a climate change activist from Sweden who has been skipping school every Friday since August 2018 to lobby her government over addressing global warming. Anna Taylor, of UK Student Climate Network, said: “We’re running out of time for meaningful change. "We’ve had enough and we’re making … [Read more...] about School Strike 4 Climate – where did the protests take place today and how did it start?
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POLITICS 02/06/2019 05:30 am ET For the first time in years, the global crisis will take center stage in the U.S. House. By Chris D'Angelo and Alexander C. Kaufman In March 2017, then-Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) convened a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to “examine the scientific method and process as it relates to climate change.” What transpired wasn’t a thoughtful discussion about how to tackle the urgent, irrefutable crisis, but a drawn-out hearing questioning whether humans are even the primary cause. Smith, one of Washington’s most vocal deniers of climate science, stacked the witness panel with prominent climate skeptics. Over the course of two hours, he challenged the credibility of Science magazine, one of the world’s most respected science publications, and accused climate scientists ― as he often did ― of manipulating data to push personal agendas. In her opening statement that day, … [Read more...] about With The Planet In Crisis, Congress Is Here To Talk About Climate Change
Minnesota youth filled the hallway outside of the governor’s reception room at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, waiting for their first meeting with Gov. Tim Walz. Many wore white T-shirts decorated with their demands. And a cardboard cutout of planet Earth, worn by one of the students, drifted among the crowd. In some ways, the scene felt reminiscent of the youth-led gun reform movement that defined much of last session — albeit on a much smaller scale. “What we’ve seen with the whole gun-reform movement and March for Our Lives is that we’re not letting our age define what we can do,” said Lia Harel, a senior from Hopkins High School. “I think that’s something that’s really opened a lot of our eyes. For my generation, I feel like we don’t have to feel that just because we’re students or because we don’t have degrees or years of experience in a certain field doesn’t mean that we can’t step in … [Read more...] about Day 3 in office, Gov. Walz sits down with youth to discuss climate-change action
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed a landmark report compiled by 13 federal agencies detailing how damage from global warming is intensifying throughout the country, saying he is not among the "believers" who see climate change as a pressing problem. The comments marked the president's most extensive yet on why he disagrees with his own government's analysis, which found that climate change poses a severe threat to the health of Americans, as well as to the country's infrastructure, economy and natural resources. The findings -- unequivocal, urgent and alarming -- are at odds with the Trump administration's rollback of environmental regulations and absence of any climate action policy. "One of the problems that a lot of people like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we're not necessarily such believers," Trump said during a freewheeling 20-minute Oval Office interview with The Washington Post in which he was asked why he was skeptical of the … [Read more...] about Trump on climate change evidence: ‘People like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we’re not necessarily such believers.’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report Supported by ByCoral Davenport Nov. 25, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. WASHINGTON That sets the stage for a remarkable split-screen political reality in coming years. The administration is widely expected to discount or ignore the report’s detailed findings of the economic strain caused by climate change, even as it continues to cut environmental regulations, while opponents use it to mount legal attacks against the very administration that issued the report. “This report will be used in court in significant ways,” said Richard L. Revesz, an expert in environmental law at New York University. The 1,656-page National Climate … [Read more...] about Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report