Greta Thunberg

31.10.2019

How many Green New Deals are there

How many Green New Deals are there

Faced with the evidence of the climate crisis, deniers no longer deny the rise of global temperatures, but rather contest its anthropogenic origin, in order to continue with business as usual. As Naomi Klein explained, the “Lords of oil” know very well that the rise in CO2 is leading us… »

20.10.2019

Guido Dalla Casa: we need to go beyond the way of living of industrial civilization

Guido Dalla Casa: we need to go beyond the way of living of industrial civilization

Guido Dalla Casa is an Italian scholar and essayist active in the ecologist movement promoting a radical critique of the current system. What are the main points of your critique and your proposals… »

12.10.2019

Hi, I’m Jane Fonda and let’s do this!

Hi, I’m Jane Fonda and let’s do this!

Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers and Naomi Klein’s new book “On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal,” I have decided to upend my life, leave my comfort zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change. As… »

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

09.10.2019

The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches an All-Time High. It is the Effect of Greta Thunberg

The Public Interest in Climate Change Reaches an All-Time High. It is the Effect of Greta Thunberg

By Ugo Bardi A little more than one year ago, I wrote a post titled “Why, in a Few Years, Nobody Will be Talking About Climate Change Anymore.” It turned out that I was completely wrong: Greta Thunberg changed everything. My mistake was the typical one we all make… »

30.09.2019

Greta Thunberg: Mobilizing Against the Empire

Greta Thunberg: Mobilizing Against the Empire

By Anandi Sharan What Greta Thunberg did is to mobilise the children who live in the Empire, the most powerful, the only, international Empire. The leaders of the Empire sit in Washington, in control of the most powerful military in the world, that controls its area of influence through its… »

25.09.2019

2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The 2019 Award goes to Aminatou Haidar (Western Sahara), Guo Jianmei (China), Greta Thunberg (Sweden) and Davi Kopenawa / Hutukara Yanomami Association (Brazil). The Laureates were announced in Stockholm, Sweden, today. The announcement… »

25.09.2019

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg, the young climate crisis activist on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate crisis – “How dare you,” she said. “This is all wrong,” said Thunberg, the 16-year-old… »

21.09.2019

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her “school strike for the climate.” Last year, she started skipping school on Fridays to stand outside the Swedish parliament demanding climate action. Since then, she has inspired millions around the world to join her. The final two… »

20.09.2019

Climate crisis, the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, wake up and face the facts: Greta Thunberg

Climate crisis, the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced, wake up and face the facts: Greta Thunberg

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg delivered a 15-minute address to around 150 people, rounding off her two-day tour of Capitol Hill, Washington DC. The teenage activist from Sweden took the lectern under a giant chandelier in a grand committee room and smiled as she resumed her call to arms against… »

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