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Global climate strike: thousands join coordinated action across world

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Hundreds of thousands of people in 99 countries have taken part in a coordinated global climate strike demanding urgent action to tackle the ecological crisis. The strike on Friday, the first worldwide climate action ...

Climate crisis: do we need millions of machines sucking CO2 from the air?

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Does the world need millions of machines sucking carbon dioxide directly out of the air to beat the climate crisis? There is a fast-growing number of companies that believe the answer is yes and that are deploying the...

Climate funding target for poorer countries ‘likely to be met’ by 2022

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Developing countries could receive long-promised funds to help them tackle the climate crisis as soon as next year, in a major boost for the prospects of success at the Cop26 climate summit, the climate economist Nich...

Young global climate strike: share your photos and stories

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Youth protesters will be taking part in a global climate strike on Friday which is expected to take place in more than 1,400 locations. We would like to hear from young people about why they think it’s important to ta...

Young global climate strikers vow change is coming – from the streets

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A global climate strike by youth protesters on Friday will hit more than 1,400 locations with a message that “change is coming – from the streets”. The strike is the first such worldwide action since the coronavirus p...

Boris Johnson’s climate speech annotated: what he said and what he meant

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Johnson begins his speech conventionally, if dully, by stretching back to the dawn of humanity, as many have done before to stress the momentous nature of the climate crisis, which as the Intergovernmental Panel on Cl...

Samantha Bee on climate crisis: ‘Every sewage worker should be paid $3bn a year’

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Late-night hosts joined forced for an initiative to educate viewers on the damage being wrought by the climate crisis, something that the Full Frontal host Samantha Bee said was “slowly making the planet uninhabitabl...

Climate crisis: fifth of London schools now susceptible to flooding

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A fifth of London’s schools are now susceptible to flooding and millions of people living in the capital are at “high risk” of suffering from the effects of the climate crisis, according to analysis from City Hall, as...

Climate activists face prison for blocking M25 after injunction granted

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Environmental activists blocking the M25 face possible imprisonment after National Highways was granted an injunction against their protests, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said. The campaign group Insulat...

UN: Joe Biden pledges to double climate aid to developing countries – live

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World leaders gather for the UN general assembly in New York, with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro taking stand against Covid vaccine mandates• Biden will tell UN general assembly ‘America is back’

Johnson says he has changed his mind on the climate – but he’s still dragging his feet

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As he flew to New York yesterday to speak to the UN general assembly about the Cop26 climate conference, Boris Johnson was asked to defend old comments made by his newly appointed trade secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan...

Urgent climate action is getting lost in the heat of Germany’s election campaign

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Forty years ago, Germans loved to make fun of eco-types who ate muesli, wore shapeless knitted sweaters and packed their groceries in jute bags. Back then, the German Green party was just getting started. Today, thing...

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

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Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis, as US climate envoy John Kerry suggested President Biden was poised to commit more f...

‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

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With the catastrophic effects of this summer’s unprecedented wildfires still being counted, leaders from around the Mediterranean – the European region most at risk from climate breakdown – have vowed to intensify the...

Climate activist injured and colleague killed in Highlands paramotor accident

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Sacha Dench, who was attempting a world-first circumnavigation of mainland Britain in a paraglider to raise awareness about the climate crisis, has been seriously injured in a paramotor accident in the western Highlan...

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

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Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, saying, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As he travelled to the US in a bid to accelerate progr...

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