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Pope Francis backs carbon price in appeal to climate deniers

Updated June 15, 2019 00:52:00 Pope Francis says that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming — his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters — and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science. Key points: The Pope voiced his support for carbon pricing in an address to energy executives He…

‘Race against time’: US billionaire pledges largest-ever donation to fight climate...

Posted June 08, 2019 19:36:37 Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he will contribute $US500 million ($715 million) toward closing coal-fired power plants across the United States, in a clash with White House efforts to revive a fossil fuel blamed for climate change. Key points:The pledge has been deemed the largest philanthropic…

School students strike worldwide, demand action on climate change

Hundreds of thousands of youth worldwide are participating in a school strike, demanding action on climate change, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world on Friday. Teenagers on the streets of Paris warned governments on Friday there would be no summer let-up in their efforts to push for…

Greenpeace activists hanging off Sydney Harbour Bridge protesting climate change

Updated May 14, 2019 08:13:58 Greenpeace activists are hanging off the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of a protest over climate change.Three members of the environmental group have used cables to suspend themselves below the bridge.The three began the protest before sunrise, and have since unfurled banners on climate change.Traffic on the bridge is flowing…

Morrison and Shorten battle over taxes, electric cars and climate change

Updated April 29, 2019 20:58:41 The first leaders' debate has seen the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader clash over the policies they are taking to the federal election. Key points:Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten battle in their first leaders' debate in PerthThe Prime Minister vowed the Coalition would maintain a strong economy and offer tax…

Extinction Rebellion: Olympic canoeing champion Etienne Stott arrested in climate change...

Stott (left) earlier made a speech while sat on top of a bus stop alongside TV presenter and naturalist Chris PackhamOlympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott was one of hundreds arrested during climate change protests in London over the weekend.The 39-year-old, who won C2 canoe slalom gold at London 2012, was carried from Waterloo Bridge…

Why Lil Dicky recruited Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and more stars...

Lil Dicky is back — and he brought the Biebs, plus half of Hollywood with him. The multi-platinum artist just dropped his brand new music video for Earth. It’s not only a song (produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat), it’s also a short film, a music-led initiative to raise awareness for climate change and an extravagant Earth Day…

Naked protesters turn Brexit debate on head, turning other cheek over...

Posted April 02, 2019 05:26:47 While some view the British parliament as a symbol of political stasis since the 2016 Brexit referendum, other Brits have utilised Westminster's symbolic power to press — literally and figuratively — for faster action on climate change. On Monday, members of climate change action group Extinction Rebellion stripped half-naked in…

Thousands of students set to walk out of class in the...

Updated March 15, 2019 11:09:57 Thousands of young Australians are walking out of their classrooms today to demand action on climate change. Key points:At least 50 rallies are planned across the country, from capital cities to regional centresThe protests were inspired by the actions of a 15-year-old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, in StockholmPM Scott Morrison…

Beware the kids: US youth to join strike for climate

Alexandria Villasenor, barely a teenager but old enough to be profoundly scared for the future, has jump-started the climate struggle in the United States. For 14 weeks through frigid temperatures, the seventh grader nicknamed "Lexi" has walked out of class every Friday and demonstrated on a bench by the United Nations Secretariat building in New…
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