Monday, June 7 I’ve had shockingly debilitating hay fever for the past few weeks, just as I did at the same time last year when I thought it was Covid. Apparently, lockdowns have made many sufferers’ symptoms worse than usual because there’s been less traffic pollution circulating in the air to help break up the pollen particulate before it bombs into our nasal passages.
A woman dubbed “the human swan” has said she is feeling excited as she prepares to launch a world-first circumnavigation of mainland Britain to raise awareness about climate change. is making the 3,000-mile journey to mark the Cop26 UN climate change conference taking place in Glasgow later this year.
A woman dubbed “the human swan” has said she is feeling excited as she prepares to launch a world-first circumnavigation of mainland Britain to raise awareness about climate change. Sacha Dench is making the 3,000-mile journey to mark the Cop26 UN climate change conference taking place in Glasgow later this year.
For more than 20 years, Kimiko Hirata has fought a long and often lonely battle against coal in Japan, but for the first time the climate activist believes the dirtiest fossil fuel is on the run, not just in her country but across the world. Like several other winners of this year’s Goldman environmental prize, the frontline campaigner sees a shift in the political winds that has created a rare – and perhaps final – opportunity to reduce emissions and rebuild the planet’s natural life support systems.
Young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is not attending the G7 summit but she made her presence felt Friday as US First Lady Jill Biden and the Duchess of Cambridge visited a classroom of awed young schoolchildren. Biden and Kate met for the first time on the margins of the summit in Cornwall, southwest England, touring a school in Hayle, near the summit venue at Carbis Bay.
In one of his many interviews James Lovelock, who might know more than most about the subject, said: ''Don’t try to save the world, its pure hubris. Anyone who tries to predict climatic changes more than five to ten years ahead is a bit of an idiot, so many things can change unexpectedly.”
‘Greta Thunberg took a boat to New York. Boris Johnson took a plane to Cornwall’ Boris Johnson has been widely lambasted on social media for arriving at the G7 summit in Cornwall by plane. The prime minister showed up for the meeting of global leaders last night and high on the agenda for discussions over the coming days will be the response to the global coronavirus pandemic and climate change.
Dorian Lynskey recently wrote a piece celebrating Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday entitled 'Bob Dylan doesn’t like you'. The article highlighted the disdain Dylan has for fans, critics, journalists, and even the Nobel Prize Committee. Feted as the voice of a generation, and often acting like it, he still has nothing but scorn for those who acclaim him as such.
Sometimes adolescents can display exceptional political awareness and teach us all valuable new ways of thinking. As Greta Thunberg and the other young climate activists have done. For others it is a time of considerably less awareness when some dubious attitudes can be expressed – especially on social media.
GRETA THUNBERG said coronavirus vaccines should be prioritised for those at most risk "no matter where in the world they come from". The 18-year-old climate and environment activist appeared on yesterday’s episode of BBC Newsnight to call on richer countries to share Covid jabs. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to raise the matter at this weeks G7 summit, as the Government comes under pressure to “vaccinate the world”.
GRETA THUNBERG subtly made a dig at US President Joe Biden by saying he is "a bit less worse for the environment" compared to predecessor Donald Trump. The climate activist spoke to BBC Newsnight on Tuesday about Biden’s administration. Presenter Mark Urban asked whether it is harder to campaign for the climate under Mr Biden’s presidency as he is less of a “perfect antagonist” compared to Mr Trump.
If there’s no such thing as bad publicity then this can be considered a successful marketing ploy If you are a car manufacturer grappling with the public’s growing concern over your products’ impact on the planet, it may be wise to tread carefully on World Environment Day.
Today is World Environment Day, a celebration that takes place every June 5 across the globe. One of the biggest events organised by the United Nations, today’s celebrations are designed to generate awareness for the natural world. It was established in 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, and was first hosted by the United States in 1974 with the theme ‘only one Earth’.
Malala shares her go-to McDonald’s order, favourite TV shows and her stance on marriage Malala Yousafzai loves her mum’s cooking, laughs at her own jokes, spent too much time on social media during lockdown and is always leaving assignments to the last minute.
Greta Thunberg has praised the work of Australian teenagers who took the federal government to court. The group of teens, along with an 86-year-old nun, served an injunction against the federal Environment Minister and argued she has a responsibility to ensure young people aren't affected by climate change.
SYDNEY – Leading thousands of protest marchers through central Sydney and joining a landmark class action lawsuit aren’t the usual activities for most 14-year-olds. But Australian student Izzy Raj-Seppings has abandoned more frivolous extracurricular activities in favour of stepping up pressure on the country’s leadership to battle climate change.
Three climate activists, who launched a legal challenge against the UK government over its continued support for fossil fuel production in the North Sea, have received backing from Greta Thunberg. The trio, which include an Edinburgh medical student, an SNP activist from Aberdeen, and a former oil refinery worker from Kent, applied for a judicial review of the Oil and Gas Authority’s strategy to “maximise the economic recovery” of the country’s reserves of hydrocarbons.
Family dinner time discussions are focusing on the environment more now than ever before - with the likes of climate change, recycling, plant-based eating and food waste among the hot topics. A study of 2,000 parents revealed the usual kitchen table "bants" - such as girlfriends, boyfriends, holidays, football and bathroom etiquette - are still popular topics.
A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels. The decision comes after a landmark case brought about by climate activist groups. The ruling, delivered today by The Hague District Court, could set a precedent for similar cases against polluting multinationals around the world.