To save the EU, its leaders must first focus on saving the planet

The future of Europe depends on climate action. This is the resounding message that young Europeans have delivered to their leaders over the past two years. To be sure, the wave of young climate activists across the continent, from Fridays for Future to Extinction Rebellion, is part of a global response to the climate crisis. […]

Ecological emergency – VoxEurop (English)

Extinction Rebellion is a global non-violent civil disobedience movement which fights against ecological collapse and climate change. Created in the United Kingdom in October 2018, it employs a disruptive communication strategy, especially by occupying strategic public spaces in large European cities. Its co-founder, Roger Hallam, created shock waves among activists and the public when he […]

IRENA: Renewable power cheaper than coal

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published on June 2 shows. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new […]

EU’s soaring climate rhetoric not always matched by action | World news

The European Union considers itself as a leader on the environment and not without cause: policymaking in Brussels moved ahead of the international consensus in the 2000s. But the soaring rhetoric has not always been matched by structural changes in the way European economies work and citizens live their lives. Progress has been made in […]

Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

The Channel 4 News Climate Debate – Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News hosts the first ever leaders’ debate on the climate crisis. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson, the Green Party’s co-leader Sian Berry and Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price will all be in the studio. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage did not […]

No, koalas are not ‘functionally extinct’

Over the weekend, social media users grew alarmed over reports that koalas are now “functionally extinct” following devastating wildfires. Turns out, the iconic Australian creature is not gone anywhere. Unprecedented fires ripped through Queensland and New South Wales this month, killing six people and burning hundreds of thousands of hectares of land. Firefighters were battling […]