After protests, Britain’s parliament declares climate change ’emergency’

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament declared a symbolic climate change “emergency” on Wednesday, backing a call by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for “rapid and dramatic action” to protect the environment for generations to come.   Eleven days of protests by the Extinction Rebellion activist group caused major disruptions in central London in recent weeks, […]

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‘The beginning of great change’: Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act. The 16-year-old welcomed the huge mobilisation planned in the UK, which follows demonstrations by tens of thousands of school and university students in Australia, Belgium, Germany, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other countries.  With […]

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Ecology and Jesuits in Communication – EcoJesuit

  Inspired by a young Swedish student’s solo protest on climate inaction, students around the world strike and demand climate action from their governments   A protest that started with a 15-year-old Swedish girl who refused to go to school unless politicians start “prioritizing the climate question” has snowballed into a global movement fueled by […]

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