Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

Warning that no-deal Brexit will lead to food shortages and price hikes

Published on Sep 20, 2019
A no-deal Brexit is set to lead to food shortages and price rises, say food sector businesses that warn of the dangers of leaving the EU without a deal…

Humanity Is Pumping Carbon Dioxide Into The Atmosphere At The Fastest Rates In History, Overfishing

Published on Sep 20, 2019
Humanity Is Pumping Carbon Dioxide Into The Atmosphere At The Fastest Rates In History, Overfishing The Oceans And Losing Forests

The Great Transition: A Renewable Energy Revolution by Janet Larsen

Janet Larsen is an environmental analyst working to connect the dots among environmental and social issues, including climate, energy, water, food, and security. She is the founder of One Planet Strategies LLC, where she does research, writing, and analysis as an independent consultant.

Previously, Janet was one of the incorporators of the Earth Policy Institute, where she led the research team for 15 years. With Lester Brown and colleagues, she co-authored the books The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy and The Earth Policy Reader. Prior to the creation of Earth Policy Institute, Janet worked as a staff researcher at the Worldwatch Institute. She has conducted fieldwork examining salt-tolerant plants on the Chilean coast and poison dart frogs in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, and continues to enjoy the outdoors. Janet holds a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

“Urgency of climate crisis encompasses everything else we care about” – Indigenous Climate Activist

Published on Sep 20, 2019
Remarks by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians at the annual Student Observance for the International Day of Peace.

Live | Global climate strikes kick off ahead of UN summit on climate change

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As world leaders prepare to meet in New York for a UN Climate Summit next week, millions of young people all over the world will skip school on Friday to demand faster action against climate change.

“Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marchi ng

Published on Sep 20, 2019
Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit. We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist who founded the Future Coalition, where she is currently the executive director; Juwaria Jama, a 15-year-old and first-generation Somali from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is with U.S. Youth Climate Strikes and is the co-state lead for the Minnesota Youth Climate Strike; and Isra Hirsi, a high school junior and executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, daughter of Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar; Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government; Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs; and Nasratullah Elham, an Afghan high school student studying in Phuket, Thailand whose visa to the United States was rejected after being invited to the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit.

Greta Thunberg: Our House Is On Fire

Published on Sep 20, 2019“I don’t want your hope. I want you to panic … and act.”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg does not mince words when speaking truth to power, and her soft voice silenced a room full of global leaders at Davos 2019 earlier this year.

“Our house is on fire,” said the Swedish student activist who has galvanized 100,000 fellow teens around the world to follow her example in striking for the climate. “At Davos, people like to talk about success, but financial success has come with a price tag, and on the climate we have failed. And unless we recognize the failures of our system, there will be unspoken suffering.”


Worldwide rallies to call for more actions against climate change

Published on Sep 20, 2019

In Australia, thousands of students walked out of classrooms to start a global protest. They demanded world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action Summit to adopt urgent measures to curb climate change. Similar protests, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, were planned in over a hundred countries on September 19.