• Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

    9 monthes ago - By Chron

    STOCKHOLM - An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets.
    Didier Queloz was one of several Nobel laureates who spoke about climate change at a news conference Saturday in Stockholm.
    “I think this is just irresponsible, because the stars are so far away I think we should not have any serious hope to escape the Earth,” Queloz said.
    “Also keep in mind that we are a species that has evolved and...
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  • A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she's been getting death threats

    A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she's been getting death threats

    9 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has encouraged students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments.
    One of her fellow activists, 14-year-old Alexandria Villaseñor, sits outside the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan on Fridays.
    Villaseñor said she has been harassed on social media and received death threats from climate deniers. But that has not stopped her.
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    Almost a year ago, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations Climate Change...
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