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Climate Activism Is Feminism In a Dying World

In the absence of clear, concise, and unified action from elected officials around the world to fight the climate crisis, it’s the utmost bullshit that teenagers, children, and other students have had to step in and rise up. The nihilism driving this lack of interest (or, in cases like the Trump administration,… Read more…

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Climate Activism Is Feminism In a Dying World

In the absence of clear, concise, and unified action from elected officials around the world to fight the climate crisis, it’s the utmost bullshit that teenagers, children, and other students have had to step in and rise up. The nihilism driving this lack of interest (or, in cases like the Trump administration,… Read more…

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A Strike Against the Abyss

There are more than 3,000 climate strikes in 150 countries happening on Friday, September 20, 2019. In London, trade unionists and high school students marched together. In Mumbai, protesting students were soaked through by the rain. In Kiribati, which may be one of the first countries to be swallowed by rising sea…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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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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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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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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Lee Iacocca Was A Man of Detroit When Detroit Needed Better Men

Lee Iacocca, one of the most influential auto executives in history, died yesterday at 94. Many of the obituaries and tributes credit Iacocca for his marketing genius, often simplified to the maxim that he knew what people want before they knew they wanted it, and the praise that rained down from politicians and the…Read more… […]

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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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The Trump Era Will Only Worsen the Climate Crisis By Focusing on Symptoms Over Causes

There’s no way of knowing for certain whether Hurricanes Irma and Harvey would’ve been as destructive had it not been for the climate crisis, as Al Gore calls it. At the very least, however, these and other similarly monstrous weather events are surely a preview of what we can expect from the …Continue reading Continue […]

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