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New Zealand Greta Thunberg-linked climate group disbands itself for being ‘racist white-dominated space’

A New Zealand chapter of a climate change movement linked with environmentalist Greta Thunberg has shut down because of its own racism.The “School Strike 4 Climate” sparked by Ms Thunberg led to global marches all over the world by young people demanding action on the climate crisis.The Auckland chapter was one of the groups that helped mobilise a demonstration of more than 80,000 people through the country’s largest city in September 2019, as reported by the Washington Post.But now the group, School Strike 4 Climate Auckland, said in a lengthy Facebook post on Saturday that it will disband over concerns...
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A New Zealand chapter of Greta Thunberg-linked climate movement disbands itself for being ‘racist’

In September 2019, the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, were a sea of protesters. Across the globe, several million people were marching as part of the “School Strike 4 Climate” youth movement sparked by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. But few demonstrations were more sweeping than the one in New Zealand’s largest city, where up to 80,000 marchers filled the streets.
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Kate Middleton and Jill Biden join class reading Greta Thunberg-inspired book on tour of Cornwall primary school

Dr Jill Biden met with the Duchess of Cambridge to visit a Cornwall primary school as the G7 summit got under way on Friday. The pair appeared cheerful as they walked towards the school, where they met with pupils ahead of a talk with experts on early childhood education.After a few minutes of private chat, the two donned their masks and headed into a classroom at Connor Downs Academy in Hayle.They were greeted by silence among pupils. "They're scared to death," Dr Biden joked of the children as Kate remarked it was "the quietest class" she had ever...
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More expensive trips and longer holidays? The aviation industry is listening to Greta Thunberg at last

It’s been another tough week for the UK travel industry, with the prospect of foreign travel this summer slipping away following the government’s U-turn over allowing quarantine-free trips to Portugal.However, there’s reason for optimism as travel starts to rebound post-pandemic. We have now reached a tipping point when it comes to sustainable travel, with the UK airlines taking pole position. Greta Thunberg warned of the urgent need for action, refused to travel by air and created a movement of “flight-shaming”. Then Covid-19 came along.The pandemic caused a surge of self-reflection on personal life choices, business meetings began to take...
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Backfiring BMW transport poll mocked by Greta Thunberg, but is it ‘job done’ for car company’s marketing team?

If you are a car manufacturer grappling with the public’s growing concern over your products’ impact on the planet, it may be wise to tread carefully on World Environment Day.However, the social media team at BMW clearly don’t play by these rules, and throwing caution to the wind, launched a Twitter poll canvassing opinion on transport methods, while promoting their latest range of vehicles.“What do you think is the best way to get around town and still do our part to protect our environments? #WorldEnvironmentDay,” the company tweeted on 5 June.The four available options were far from comprehensive. They were:...
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Greta Thunberg Highlights the Five Ways “We Are F--cked” in New Short Film

“If we don’t change, we are f--cked,” Greta Thunberg says in the intro to #ForNature, a five-minute short film that debuted over the weekend. Conceived and written by Thunberg, directed by Tom Mustill, and made in collaboration with Mercy For Animals, #ForNature is a low carbon film that highlights the relationship between the animal agriculture industry and the climate crisis. It culminates with Thunberg issuing a powerful call-to-action for those who have the power and privilege to make a change.

In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects the Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, Pandemics

A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans' exploitation of animals — and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people's relationship to wildlife while radically changing our food systems.
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Greta Thunberg: ‘If we don’t change we’re f*cked’ - video

Greta Thunberg has warned humanity must shift to a plant-based diet quickly to prevent more ecological and health crises.In a video posted online, the Swedish climate activist urged people to change what they eat, warning bluntly: “If we don’t change, we’re f****d.”“The climate crisis, the ecological crisis and the health crisis – they are all interlinked,” the 18-year-old said.“The way we make food, raising animals to eat, clearing land to grow food to feed those animals… It just doesn’t make sense.”As many as three in four new diseases spill over from animals, who are forced into close proximity with humans...

Greta Thunberg aims to change how food is produced

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has set her sights on changing how the world produces and consumes food in order to counteract a trio of threats: carbon emissions, disease outbreaks and animal suffering. In a video posted on Twitter on Saturday, Thunberg said the environmental impact of...
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A Chinese newspaper fat shamed Greta Thunberg – and she didn’t hesitate to take them down

Greta Thunberg says she’s adding an attempt by Chinese state media to “fat-shame” her to her resume...The 18-year-old was recently attacked by China Daily – a newspaper owned by the ruling Communist Party – over her criticism of the nation’s carbon emissions.The outlet mocked her weight, and bizarrely called her the “environmental princess”.“Although she claims to be vegetarian, judging from the results of her growth, her carbon emissions are actually not low,” said writer Tang Ge.On Friday she hit back, tweeting: “Being fat-shamed by Chinese state owned media is a pretty weird experience even by my standards. But it’s definitely...