Greta Thunberg

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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. “Leave Nato. Drop your weapons. Pick flowers. Smile at nature,” the fake Greta Thunberg urged him.  Photograph: Lars Hagberg/AFP via Getty Images

Russian comedians Vovan and Lexus have struck again, this time pranking Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call during which he believe(...)

  Greta Thunberg and other young climate activists have forced the world to think again about the catastrophic climate change crisis that is facing us.   Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

Sibylle Berg was born in Weimar in 1962. She is one of Germany’s most famous and provocative current writers. Her books have been translated into 30 l(...)

Fiona Ferris and daughter Katelynn Ferris-Hamilton (11). Girls tend to “mask” their behaviour leading to late diagnosis. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The prevalence of autism is estimated to be at least three times higher among boys than girls, but whether this is down to biology or bias in diagnosi(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald: ‘The legislation should not be over-prescriptive on additional functions for the Council that could serve to distract from or dilute its core mandate.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The work of a revamped Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) risks being overloaded by requirements in proposed new legislation, which could see it e(...)

“We can’t have the backloading of emissions reductions to the second half of this decade.” Photograph: Getty Images

The scale of effort required to bring in Ireland’s first climate budget should not be underestimated if it is to be fit for purpose and begin a proce(...)

Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his 20th grand slam on Sunday at Roland Garros. Photograph: Getty Images

Novak Djokovic drove Rafael Nadal to almost unprecedented heights of excellence at Roland Garros on Sunday afternoon, powerless to stop his oldest riv(...)

Villagers in systemic queues as they wait to receive food rations at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan when World Food Programme (WFP) have  carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid earlier this year. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/ Getty Images

The UN’s World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, in a strong endorsement of multilateralism after US president Donald Trump questioned the(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan says concerns exist about the impact the emissions targets will have for farmers: ‘I think it’s fair to acknowledge the real concern around agriculture.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) fronts a Fridays For Future protest at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday t(...)

 Firefighters battle the Bobcat Fire as it grows, out of control, on its northern front near Wrightwood, California, USA. Photograph: David McNew/EPA

What most disturbs best-selling science author David Wallace-Wells about climate change isn’t so much that the worst-case scenarios may come to pass. (...)

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