Disputes About Climate Change Splits Generations

Disputes About Climate Change Splits Generations

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer While most Americans believe that the climate is changing, and would like the federal government to take action, there’s a sizeable generational disparity in the level of climate concern. Eighty percent of voters aged between 18 and 29 consider global warming to be “a major threat to life on […]

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Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Heroes Of The Week: Student Climate Voters

Voter suppression is a shameful reality many Americans must face across the nation. But for many young, and first-time voters on college campuses that suppression has come at the hands of Republican lawmakers who have, as the New York Times reported, worked to diminish the electoral power of campuses through redistricting, as well as by […]

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Heroes of the Week: 2020 Brower Youth Award Winners

Heroes of the Week: 2020 Brower Youth Award Winners

The New Leaders Initiative of Earth Island Institute recently announced the recipients of this year’s Brower Youth Awards–the premier environmental youth award in the county. This year’s winners span the North American continent, from Mexico to Canada and throughout the United States, demonstrating the importance of working on environmental issues across borders and unifying our […]

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Portuguese Youth Climate Activists Take 33 Climate Laggard Nations to Court

Portuguese Youth Climate Activists Take 33 Climate Laggard Nations to Court

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer In what is widely viewed as an “unprecedented climate case,” six Portuguese youth activists have “filed a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights” against 33 industrialized countries, as Holly Young reported for EcoWatch. These activists argue that these 33 countries, including the UK, Germany, and Italy, “have […]

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One Cool Thing: Youth Activists Get Federer to Talk Climate

One Cool Thing: Youth Activists Get Federer to Talk Climate

Youth climate activists (including Greta Thunberg) called out tennis superstar Roger Federer in a big way for his sponsorship deal with Credit Suisse over its links to the fossil fuel industry. Activists like 350.org expressed loans by Credit Suisse to companies investing in fossil fuels were incompatible with action on climate change and urged Federer […]

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Hero of the Week: Angelika Soriano

12-year-old Angelika Soriano lives in East Oakland which has the highest volume of trucking traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area and also suffers from asthma. After a climate change Youtube video piqued her interest in activist Soriano’s 6th-grade teacher suggested she connect with some youth activists who were fighting a coal terminal proposed for the […]

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