There has been a surge of interest in transatlantic voyages as travellers try to avoid “flight shame” and emulate the climate activist Greta Thunberg’s carbon-neutral sailing trips. Miss Thunberg, 16, arrived in Madrid yesterday for the start of the UN climate conference. She had disembarked in Lisbon after a 21-day crossing from Chile on a sailing yacht. The conference, known as Cop25, had been moved from Santiago after civil unrest there.
Times 7th Dec 2019 read more »
The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has “achieved nothing” because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid.
Guardian 6th Dec 2019 read more »
Climate change protests in downtown Washington have shut down streets and caused major gridlock, as the fight over the world’s environmental future has once again been brought by activists to the heart of America’s political system. As the nation’s politicians, political consultants, and federal workers drove in to work on Friday, many were met with the dire pleas of climate activists who unfurled long banners and took to the streets.
Independent 6th Dec 2019 read more »
Dozens of climate activists have shut down a branch of Barclays in Glasgow’s city centre as part of a protest against the firm’s investments in fossil fuels. More than 20 members of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group demonstrated outside the building on Bothwell Street on Friday morning, displaying banners demanding the bank ‘clean up their act’.
Herald 6th Dec 2019 read more »