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‘Beans Not Beef’: U.S. Physicians Ask For Government To Focus On Plant-Based Foods To Tackle Climate Crisis

3 Mins Read The nonprofit doctors group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) has petitioned the White House to make changes to its executive order ‘Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad’ in order to put forward policy changes that could help in improving the health of people by reducing animal agriculture practices and focussing on a plant-based […]

17 Young People On The Moment The Climate Crisis Became Real To Them

11 Mins Read By: Mary Retta Watching An Inconvenient Truth in your middle-school science class. Hearing Greta Thunberg’s calls to join weekly school strikes. Driving away from smouldering wildfires engulfing dry California hillsides. These are some of the moments that made young people realize the climate crisis will define their lives — and the future of human life on Earth. We’ve […]

Exclusive: Melati Wijsen Of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & Youthtopia ‘Systemic Change Is Key, We Need To Hold Those In Power Accountable’

12 Mins Read In 2013, when she was just twelve years old, Melati Wijsen and her sister Isabel started Bye Bye Plastic Bags, the Bali-based movement that became a global youth-driven sensation to eliminate the use of plastic bags in Bali and elsewhere. Since then, youths all over the world have been refusing single-use plastics in order to […]

Now Is Our Last Best Chance To Confront The Climate Crisis

11 Mins Read By: Jeff Goodell With Joe Biden in office, a serious plan to combat climate change is finally in our sights — but the clock is ticking, and there is no more room for error. The Earth’s climate has always been a work in progress. In the 4.5 billion years the planet has been spinning around […]

Blackpink: All Girl K-Pop Band With Billions Of Followers Speak Up On Climate Change

5 Mins Read Last December, Blackpink, the all-girls K-Pop band millions of fans recorded a message showing their support for the climate, and recently the band-members were appointed as advocates to raise awareness for the global campaign against climate change, in conjunction with the 26th Climate Change Conference, set to take place in November 2021. Recently, Blackpink members […]

Cory Booker: Vegan Senator Joins Committee For Agriculture & Nutrition

3 Mins Read With a past history in supporting small-scale farmers as well as taking steps to ban factory farming, Vegan Democrat Cory Booker has become the newest member to join the Senate Committee For Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, in an effort to restore balance in the broken food chain. Becoming the first vegan senator to join the […]

U.S. To Rejoin Paris Agreement & Host World Climate Summit Next Year

3 Mins Read The U.S. will be rejoining the Paris agreement and hold a climate summit early next year, within 100 days of president-elect Joe Biden taking office, a commitment largely seen as a much-needed boost to reinvigorate global efforts to combat the climate crisis. Biden’s announcement comes shortly after the virtual Climate Ambition Summit took place over […]

Youth Climate Activists Have Your Attention — Now They Want Action

5 Mins Read By: Colleen Hagerty A photo of a girl in a hoodie, skipping school to sit in front of a government building in Sweden with a no-frills sign: “Skolstrejk för Klimatet” or “School Strike for Climate”; a video of dozens of young people clustered together in U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, some being escorted out by police; countless images, […]

Donald Trump Wants A Fight On The Green New Deal. So Do We.

5 Mins Read By: Varshini Prakash and John Podesta It’s not just the right thing to do. Climate action is a winning issue for Democrats—and a point of vulnerability for Trump. At the 2019 Republican Retreat, Donald Trump promised his allies that he would make this election about climate change: “I want to bring them way down the pike,” he said, […]

U.S. House Democrats Unveil Sweeping Climate Plan To Reach Zero-Emissions By 2050

4 Mins Read House Democrats in the United States have released a new comprehensive report with an aggressive climate emergency “action plan” to eliminate the country’s emissions by 2050. The 500-page plan spells out specific steps that the federal government under full Democratic control will take across all sections of the economy, with key investments proposed for infrastructure, […]