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Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN Climate Action Summit sent shockwaves through the Twittersphere. Her candor, anger, and deep frustration summed up the reason that we’ve gotten to this point in terms of climate change quite simply: the fossil fuel industry has for 30 years–since the science became available–thwarted political action to significantly curb greenhouse […]
by, Natalia Uro-DeLeon, Wakefield High School, Arlington, VA Today, the conversations concerning the current state of the environment quickly become frustrating arguments that always seem to run me dry of hope. It seems so unfair that a generation ridiculed for being glued to their screens, often communicating in a language of slang yet to be […]
Yesterday on CBS’s Face the Nation former Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new global movement called World War Zero. Kerry explained to Margaret Brennan that “we will be announcing this in full with big names, a big concept that is going to help change the political dynamic in America, it’s going to create […]
By Natalia Uro-DeLeon, Wakefield High School, Arlington, VA Today, the conversations concerning the current state of the environment quickly become frustrating arguments that always seem to run me dry of hope. It seems so unfair that a generation ridiculed for being glued to their screens, often communicating in a language of slang yet to be […]
Why This Matters: The entire 12-hour marathon of Climate Forum coverage by MSNBC set a high watermark (bad pun) for other news organizations covering climate change. They also devoted two hours in prime time to climate change, as well as stationing correspondents to report in live from remote locations from Greenland to Guatemala. Moderators Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes did both deep dives into the substance of candidate plans and also got the candidates to open up personally about what drives their interest in and passion for this issue. MSNBC also sweat the details on the production of the Forum – with a visually beautiful set and fantastic live connections to students stationed at the University of Southern California, the University of New Hampshire, and Iowa State University in order to have student voices from coast to coast. We hope other news organizations will at least meet this standard from now on.
by Emily Fisher, Georgetown University There are undeniably many individuals who actively lead the charge against climate change, and it would be a great disservice to discount them and what they have done to fight climate change. The first individuals who spoke up, through various mediums, about the harms being done to the environment did so […]
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