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How to Support the Global Climate Strike

Last week, 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg and hundreds of other young activists protested in front of the White House, demanding action on climate change. This Friday, September 20th, they’ll be joined by thousands of other young (and older) protestors across the world to take part in a global Climate Strike.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Support the Global Climate Strike

Last week, 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg and hundreds of other young activists protested in front of the White House, demanding action on climate change. This Friday, September 20th, they’ll be joined by thousands of other young (and older) protestors across the world to take part in a global Climate Strike.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Amazon Employees Are Protesting Over Climate Change

On September 20, over 1,000 Amazon employees—mostly made up of staff at the company’s Seattle headquarters—will walk out of Amazon offices to protest the company’s inaction over climate change, as part of the larger global climate strike. The strike, led by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, is a protest against the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Stream Tonight’s 2020 Democratic Candidate Town Hall on Climate Change

Beginning at 5pm EDT today, CNN will interview 10 Democratic presidential candidates regarding their plans to address climate change. Unlike the debates, each candidate will be allotted 40 minutes to answer questions from CNN moderators and a studio audience; together, the forum is expected to last seven hours.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Manage Climate Change Anxiety With These Cold-War Coping Techniques

For many viewers, watching Chernobyl crystallized parallels between widespread cultural panic around the nuclear threat and what we’re feeling now in the face of climate change. For veteran activists and therapists, the link has been clear for some time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Turns Out A Road Made Of Solar Panels Was, In Fact, A Bad Idea

There will be some hiccups on our path to a more environmentally-friendly future. Some hiccups, like exploding electric cars, will be bigger than others. So, I’m willing to excuse France for the very, very predictable failure of their solar panel road.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Look at All These Celebrities Fighting Climate Change With Private Jets!

At the end of July, a fleet of private jets and luxury “super yachts” descended on Italy for Google Camp, a conference cum party to fight climate change. Guests in attendance—described as the brightest minds of our time—included billionaires and celebrities. I’d ask why we’d entrust the future of our planet to the…Read more… Continue […]

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The War On Drive Thrus Has Begun

Drive thrus had their moment; namely, the 1950s, when there was apparently nothing better to eat than processed meat and partially gelatinated, nondairy, gum-based beverages lightly tossed to you out of a window. Thankfully, we as a society have moved past this terrible time and now have a plethora of tastier and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Greenland Lost 12.5 Billion Tons of Ice in Record-Breaking, Single-Day Meltdown

After Greenland spent a good portion of July on fire, last week’s heatwave similarly scorched the country’s ice sheet, triggering a meltdown affecting roughly 60 percent of its surface. On Thursday alone, new data shows the ice shelf lost 12.5 billion tons to surface melting, its largest single-day loss in recorded…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Madrid’s Car Ban Flip-Flop Shows Just How Much People In Big Cities Love Banning Cars

Less than a month after announcing a moratorium on Madrid’s car ban in the city center on the justification that traffic is part of the city’s identity (yes, seriously), the city’s right-wing coalition is now poised to reverse itself and go back to the ban that has been in place since December, CityLab reports. Who…Read […]

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How to Talk to Your Friends and Family About the Climate Crisis

Climate change is real, it’s happening, and everybody knows it. But sometimes it’s hard to bring it up in conversation, because we’re afraid the discussion will have a political aftertaste. Fortunately, chatting with friends and family is a small way you can help the issue, and it doesn’t have to be contentious.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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France’s New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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France’s New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Why We’re Challenging the 2020 Democrats to a Climate Summit

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: The first round of Democratic presidential debates failed the planet. In a combined 240 minutes of discussion—at an event held in city poised to sink into the ocean—the moderators devoted a combined 15 minutes of airtime to the biggest existential threat humanity faces.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why We’re Challenging the 2020 Democrats to a Climate Summit

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: The first round of Democratic presidential debates failed the planet. In a combined 240 minutes of discussion—at an event held in city poised to sink into the ocean—the moderators devoted a combined 15 minutes of airtime to the biggest existential threat humanity faces.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Never Try To Drive Through a Flood

It’s hurricane season, and we’ve got a weirdo storm brewing up in the Gulf of Mexico right now. The storm is heading toward Louisiana, which has already struggled with flooding this week, so it’s time that we issue the following demand, ever so calmly:Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Climate Change Denialists No Longer See Automakers As Allies: Report

Most Americans accept the established science that the planet on which we live is rapidly warming due to human activity. Some Americans do not. A still smaller yet influential group of Americans have been actively fighting any and all efforts to address the climate crisis, either because they believe the rest of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It’s Officially Too Hot to Speed in Germany

Europe is currently bracing for a scorching heat wave that’s estimated to begin next week. Temperatures are expected to hit 109 degrees Fahrenheit and government officials are taking extra safety precautions. Germany, in particular, has imposed temporary speed limits on the Autobahn and other roads.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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We’re All Driving Vastly More

I’m not going to lie to you, it’s a bit of a slow summer Friday out there, news-wise. Hopefully that’s a leading indicator that it will be a slow summer Friday for you, work-wise. Anyway, onto The Morning Shift for Friday, June 21, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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