Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

Greta Thunberg Testifies Before U.S. Congress | NowThis

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GRETA IN CONGRESS: Teen climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg is speaking at a congressional hearing on ‘Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis.’ Thunberg will also appear at a press conference on the Supreme Court steps later today.

CLIMATE FORCING | Our Future is Cold


Premiered Aug 28, 2019

Climate Change, Solar Forcing, Ice Age | From volcanic cooling born beneath our feet to the most seemingly distant reaches of both space time, we lay out Climate Forcing: the problems, path forward, and character of the finish line.

#naturenow – Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on natural climate solutions

Natural Climate Solutions

Published on Sep 19, 2019

The risk of climate breakdown is real, but it can be reduced if we protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions. Find out more about how you can help this vital mission at http://naturalclimate.solutions #naturenow This Gripping Films (@tommustill) Production was supported by: @Conservationorg @FOLUCoalition Gower St

This Gripping Films (@tommustill) Production was supported by:

Gower St

David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Jane Goodall have a message for you about the planet

World Economic Forum
Published on Sep 19, 2019

From disappearing species to plastic pollution and our disastrously weak attempts to recycle it, here’s what the top voices on climate change – from Sir David Attenborough to Jane Goodall to Greta Thunberg – have to say about the planet’s escalating biodiversity crisis.

‘We’ve stolen our children’s future – and we’re still stealing it’ – Jane Goodall.

Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg are joined in this global call for action by Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, the United Nations’ Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Daniela Fernandez of Sustainable Ocean Action, Brune Poirson, Malek Sukkar and Heather Koldewey.

Now you’ve seen the story, don’t stay silent. Raise your #VoiceForThePlanet and join the call for urgent action.

For more information on the campaign, visit www.voicefortheplanet.org.


Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis

Guardian News

Published on Sep 19, 2019

Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

Living ecosystems like forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, but natural climate solutions currently receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions.

The film’s director, Tom Mustill of Gripping Films, said: ‘We tried to make the film have the tiniest environmental impact possible. We took trains to Sweden to interview Greta, charged our hybrid car at George’s house, used green energy to power the edit and recycled archive footage rather than shooting new.’

#naturenow #climatecrisis #gretathunberg


Narrators: Greta Thunberg & George Monbiot
Director: Tom Mustill
Producer: Triangle Monday
DoP & Editor: Fergus Dingle
Sound: Shaman Media
GFX: Paraic Mcgloughlin
Online: Bram De Jonghe
Picture Post: Special Treats Productions
Mix: Mcasso Music
Audio Post: Tom Martin
NCS Guidance: Charlie Lat
Music: Rone / InFiné Music

The Independent film by Gripping Films(Tom Mustill) was supported by:
Conservation International
Food and Land Use Coalition
Gower St

With guidance from

Natural Climate Solutions



Saving our island – Youth from the Pacific (360 video)

United Nations

Sep 19, 2019

Climate change is having a dramatic impact on our world, and no region is more vulnerable than the fragile, beautiful Pacific islands. Often compared to paradise thanks to their pristine tropical environment, the small island States of Fiji, Vanuatu and Tuvalu are threatened by more frequent and more intense natural disasters as well as rising sea-levels. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres travelled to this climate frontline to meet young people are at the forefront of the response who are showing courage, tenacity and vision in rallying the world to action.

UN: Egyptian city of Alexandria is sinking due to global warming


Published on Sep 19, 2019

The United Nations said that several cities around the world could sink into the sea. This is attributed to global warming which could cause major humanitarian crises and more economic and social effects. One of these cities is the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria.

US-Iran Tensions Could Overshadow Push for Climate Action at UN

VOA News

Published on Sep 19, 2019

As world leaders gather for their annual meetings at the U.N. General Assembly next week, escalating tensions between Washington and Iran could overshadow the proceedings. But the U.N. Secretary-General hopes to keep the mounting emergency over climate change in the spotlight. VOA U.N. Correspondent Margaret Besheer has more. Originally published at – https://morigin.voanews.eu/a/us-iran-…

Global Climate Strike: Latest updates – BBC News

Millions of children expected to join global climate strike

  1. Protesters demand “an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone”
  2. Event was sparked by campaigner Greta Thunberg, who’ll attend New York protest
  3. Our live coverage will last all day, marking protests from Pacific islands to LA
  4. Up to 1.1m children allowed to miss school to join march in New York

While there might be fewer protests happening from Asia, the continent is by no means lagging behind when it comes to to CO2 emissions.

China was ranked first and India and Japan third and fifth among the globe’s worst polluters, that’s according to the Global Carbon Project
and their latest data from 2017.

The ranking only reflects the absolute figures though. If broken down to emissions per person living in the country, then Japan is number 30 in the world, China is 41st and India comes in at number 71.

‘Environmental activists are sometimes killed’

Jonathan Head,  BBC South East Asia Correspondent

Climate change is expected to have a profound impact on much of South East Asia. Cities like Jakarta and Bangkok will be flooded, and perhaps uninhabitable. Extreme climate could badly affect food security. Other areas, like the Mekong Delta, are already suffering from the advancing sea.

But environmental awareness remains a largely middle-class concern, and the middle class is relatively small. It was noticeable how many in the small climate strike march in central Bangkok were foreign residents, not Thais. Some issues are getting wider public interest; publicity over the damage to marine life caused by waste plastic has now prompted action by government and retailers to curb single-use plastics.

But most South East Asian countries today have poor law enforcement and powerful business interests. Holding those businesses to account is difficult and sometimes dangerous. Environmental activists are sometimes killed, the perpetrators rarely brought to justice.

For 30 years this region has pursued export-led economic growth as its top priority, and the main source of legitimacy for its governments. That growth has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, but has also led to greater economic inequality and massive environmental degradation. It is proving hard to change that model.

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