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University of Michigan students demand systemwide change in climate strike protest

By Martin Slagter

University of Michigan students walked out of class Friday to make their voices heard about the need for local, state and federal climate action.

Around 150 students gathered Friday, Oct. 22, on the UM Diag, before marching on central campus to make their voices heard about the need for immediate action, including divesting from fossil fuels and setting target dates for carbon neutrality.

10/22/21
                                                               

The Left’s environmental activism is counterproductive

By Stephen Perkins

Recently, a Washington, D.C.-based chapter of Extinction Rebellion made headlines when its activists dumped a house-like structure in the Potomac River with a banner that read, “It’s do or die.” It was a political statement about the need to fight climate change made via littering, something that directly harms the environment.

10/05/21
                                                               

‘You are making the future today’, Pope tells youth climate activists

By Angelo Amante

Pope Francis on Wednesday praised youth climate campaigners for their efforts to tackle global warming and encouraged them to carry on with their work “for the good of humanity”. Thousands of young activists have converged on Milan this week for a Youth4Climate event, with some 400, from about 190 countries, due to engage with policymakers to hammer out proposals for tackling climate change.

09/29/21
                                                               

New Colorado Climate Corps To ‘Tackle The Climate Crisis’

By Danielle Chavira

 Colorado leaders announced they are joining forces with the Colorado Interagency Climate Team to create the Colorado Climate Corps. Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, both made the announcement last week.

09/12/21
                                                               

IPCC report: Greta Thunberg says world ‘must be brave’ to overcome climate emergency

By Rory Sullivan

The world must be “brave” in confronting the climate emergency, Greta Thunberg has said after the publication of a comprehensive new UN report. The environmental activist spoke out in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) warning that there would catastrophic consequences unless immediate action was taken to tackle global heating.

08/09/21
                                                               

Envisioning a Civilian Climate Corps

By Ashira Morris Photo: Edison Velez III, Flickr

Echoing back to the Civilian Conservation Corps of last century, a Civilian Climate Corps would employ young people across the country in government jobs taking on the climate crisis. The modern corps concept has been introduced as legislation by Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur since 2008 and was articulated as a Sunrise Movement priority last year.

07/22/21
                                                               

Dems agree on a ‘climate corps.’ Now comes the hard

By Emma Dumain Photo: Francis Chung/E&E News

In every Congress since 2008, Rep. Marcy Kaptur has introduced legislation to create a federal program that would hire and train for jobs to combat the effects of the climate crisis. Yesterday, the Ohio Democrat stood with House and Senate colleagues at a press event to celebrate the newfound momentum behind establishing a formal successor to the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal-era initiative that put people to work building parks, paving roads and planting trees.

07/21/21
                                                               

What Dallas Can Do in the Fight Against Climate Change

By Alex Macon Photo: Rachael Warriner

Kidus Girma is an organizer with Sunrise Movement Dallas, the local hub of a national youth-led movement fighting against climate change. In recent weeks, organizers with Sunrise Dallas have taken part in a 400-mile march from New Orleans to Houston, during which they highlighted petrochemical pollution in Louisiana’s infamous “Cancer Alley.”

07/15/21
                                                               

The geriatric Senate confronts a youth movement

By James Arkin Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Jon Ossoff broke the Senate’s generational barrier for millennials. His fellow 30-somethings want to make sure he isn’t alone for long.Ossoff was 33 when, in January, he became the first senator of his generation and the youngest elected Democrat since Joe Biden in the 1970s. Now, at least a dozen candidates born after 1980 are either running for Senate or seriously considering launching campaigns for next year, a major surge in ambitious younger politicians.

07/04/21
                                                               

Sunrise Ends 400-Mile Climate March With Arrests at Ted Cruz’s House

By Jessica Corbett Photo: Rachael Warriner

After six weeks of marching 400 miles from New Orleans to Texas amid fruitless federal infrastructure negotiations, Sunrise Movement activists concluded their march on Monday with arrests outside the Houston home of renowned Republican climate villain Sen. Ted Cruz.

06/21/21