Greta Thunberg

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attending a student demonstration  in Rome on Friday. ‘When I am old enough to become a politician, it will be too late to act because we need to act now.’ Photograph: Claudio Peri/EPA

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg wants to fix climate change and hopes for world peace, but acknowledges that she might be being “very naive”. (...)

Mary Robinson: ‘In Africa I saw the devastating impacts [of climate change] on poor farmers, villagers and communities.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Denial of climate change is not just ignorant, but “malign and evil”, because it denies the human rights of the most vulnerable people on the planet, (...)

Rutger Bregman argues for a 15-hour working week, a world without borders and a basic salary for every citizen. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather eac(...)

 Children from Glasnevin Educate Together National School in Dublin holding a  protest  to raise awareness of the urgency for positive action in addressing climate change. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Friday March 15th, 2019, will go down as a green-letter day in Ireland when a new generation of young environmentalists, energised by a lack of adult (...)

School pupils  during a global protest for action to tackle climate change, outside the Dáil in Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The climate strikes by school pupils in Ireland was led by protesters in Dublin, where more than 11,000 marched on Dáil Éireann at lunchtime seeking u(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16). Photograph: Epa/Focke Strangmann

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring has rejected a proposal to confer the Freedom of the City of Dublin on Swedish teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg.(...)

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, attends a protest next to Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on March 8th. The sign reads ‘School strike for the climate’. Photograph: Ilze Filks/Reuters

Thousands of Irish students are joining a global protest for action to tackle climate change on Friday which will see public gatherings staged at more(...)

A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg calling for urgent measures to combat climate change. Photograph: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters

More than 21 protest events are to be staged across the country on Friday coinciding with school strikes for action on climate change, which will be a(...)

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