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THIS IS WHY I REBEL

James ‘Iggy’ Fox died on 6 February. He was 25, had given up a career in science to join XR and fought hard for the cause, especially for Indigenous rights. Iggy was a burning bright soul and he will be deeply missed by us all. Here is the article he wrote for issue 3…

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ROUGH SLEEPERS FACE WORSENING CONDITIONS

According to more than 230 studies looking at weather events around the world, there is evidence that human activity is increasing the risk of extreme weather. The reality of worsening weather conditions has not gone unnoticed by more vulnerable members of society. “Any extreme weather condition is going to make a homeless person’s…

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Grow trees, not the economy

“System change not climate change” is such a grand statement and yet it begs the question: change what system and how? From the clothes we buy, to the food we eat, economics touches upon everything we do. If we’re going to change anything, the economic model is a good place to start. In order…

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What does creative resistance mean?

Artists have often contributed their artwork to activist movements, or made work about social issues, but some of the most powerful forms of creative resistance can be found taking place outside the gallery walls, on the streets. Many climate actions use creativity and I would argue that it is the use of art and graphics…

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HARD-HITTING FACTS

JessicaTownsend meets climate scientist Professor Kevin Anderson Listening to Professor Kevin Anderson talk about climate science is like plunging into the winter sea: vivid and uncomfortable, but ultimately life-enhancing. His message, and the way he presents it, are bracing. This is because the facts that the Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the…

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The climate, my family and me

Big people helping little people with big climate thoughts and feelings How do we explain the climate and ecological crisis to children when we have challenging feelings of our own to manage? In this series SARA MAE suggests ways to tackle this difficult topic. Prioritise your own well-being Climate conversations will be most…

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In other news…

The wealth gap is widening to unprecedented levels around the world, according to the World Social Report, with more than 70% of the population living in countries where disparities are increasing. Countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are now part of that list of places where rich people are getting richer as poor people…

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SPENDING TIME IN NATURE CAN HELP LOWER EMISSIONS

Policies to preserve and develop urban green space could help city-dwellers reconnect with nature and help to meet sustainability targets, according to research from the University of Exeter. The Environment International report found people who live in more built-up areas and spend less of their time in nature are less likely to take actions…

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