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Sep 28 Education UK: 'We deserve to be taught about it': why students want climate crisis classes [1]

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Sep 25 California news: Global warming driving California wildfire trends say scientists [2]


Sep 24 UK Climate news: Climate change: GB athletes call for government to prioritise environment after Covid [3]

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Sep 22 China news: Climate change: China aims for 'carbon neutrality by 2060' [4]

Sep 21 World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam [5]

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Sep 18 US news: California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images [6]

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Sep 11 Oregon wildfires: Half a million people flee dozens of infernos [7]


Sep 10 California news: California wildfires: Smoke turns skies orange [8]

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Sep 10 Extinction Rebellion: According to YouGov poll, UK public think we do not have a free press [9] Only a minority of adults in the UK think that we have a free press. Most people think the press ownership concentration is unacceptable. 48% of people think the UK press generally pays too little attention to climate change.

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Sep 10 List of climate assemblies: UK path to net zero must be underpinned by education, choice, fairness and political consensus, urges Climate Assembly [10]

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Aug 14 UK Climate news: Campaigners call for climate crisis to be enshrined in law [11]


Aug 10 A crime called "ecocide": how Macron in France, and the Danish Parliament, are willing to use laws (and referenda) to hit climate targets [12]

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Aug 4 List of climate assemblies: In Budapest, Washington State, Paris - and Camden - Climate Assemblies are expressing voices, shifting priorities and setting policy [13]


Aug 3 UK Climate news: Ban SUV adverts to meet UK climate goals, report urges [14]

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Jul 31 UK Climate news: Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office [15]


Jul 27 France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars [16]

Jul 15 Climate change: Siberian heatwave 'clear evidence' of warming [17]

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Jun 21 UK Climate news: Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers [18]

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Apr 23 In the world’s first ‘Coronavirus elections’, South Korea voted for climate action. In the first national elections in the time of Covid-19, South Korea’s Democratic Party won in a landslide – after putting forward a bold Green New Deal plan in their manifesto. [19]


Apr 23 UK Climate news: Britain bans sale of new gas, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035 [20]

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Apr 1 News from The Climate Mobilization: The Climate Emergency Movement continues to grow, approaching 1,500 declarations world wide. 829,280,700 people, or more than 10% of global population live in under municipal or national governments that have declared a Climate Emergency. [21]

Mar 19 Coronavirus: Air pollution and CO2 fall rapidly as virus spreads [22]

Mar 16 Climate change: The rich are to blame, international study finds [23]


Mar 5 This winter in Europe was hottest on record by far, say scientists [24]

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Feb 28 Bristol news: Greta Thunberg Bristol climate strike: 'The world is on fire' [25]


Feb 27 UK Climate news: Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case [26]

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Finland: My country’s ambitious plan to be carbon-neutral in 15 years [27]

Jan 15 “It’s now official that we have just completed the warmest decade on record, a reminder that the planet continues to warm as we continue to burn fossil fuels,” Prof Michael Mann at Penn State University in the US. [28]


Jan 13 New Zealand schools to teach students about climate crisis, activism and 'eco anxiety' [29]

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Oct 16 Having avoided a catastrophic century, could we be happy with a merely wretched one? Or might we redefine our ideas about “decent living”, to cope better? [30]

Sep 30 Has the world started to take climate change fight seriously? [31]


Aug 18 UK Climate news: Why the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill could lead to a revolution of the imagination. [32]

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Jul 3 Britain beyond lockdown: can social and climate justice come together? Communities in Bristol are devising their own solutions to problems linked with the city’s role in slavery [33]


Jun 24 UK Climate news: Tackle UK carbon emissions by working with nature, government urged [34]

Apr 21 Climate change: Switch road cash to broadband, adviser says [35]

Apr 7 'The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope, Rebecca Solnit [36]

Apr 1 Why We Can't Ignore the Link Between Coronavirus, Climate Change and Inequity [37]

Mar 28 Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge [38]


Feb 18 UK Climate news: How to make friends and decarbonise people: The need for user-centered advocacy within the climate action movement, Tom Harrison [39]

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Feb 4 Scotland news: Is Scotland leading the way on climate change? [40]

Jan 22 Why we should be wary of blaming 'overpopulation' for the climate crisis [41]

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Jan 22 Australia news: We can't tackle the climate crisis by ignoring the root cause of our problems [42]

Jan 13 The government has been forced to talk about climate change, so it’s taking a subtle – and sinister – approach, Greg Jericho [43]

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