Tipping Point: UN Biodiversity Chief Warns Burning of Amazon Could Lead to ‘Cascading Collapse of Natural Systems’

August 30, 2019 by Common Dreams “If we don’t work together, we are going to die together.” by Julia Conley, staff writer The fires engulfing the Amazon rain forest are a sign that the Earth is approaching an environmental and ecological “tipping point” that all of humanity must work together… Continue reading

Open Letter From College Professors Urges Educators Worldwide to Cancel Class, Join Global Climate Strike

August 30, 2019 by Common Dreams “We risk losing credibility with an entire generation of students if we cannot take action in support of the defining cause of their generation.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Students take part in a climate rally in London’s Parliament Square on May 24, 2019…. Continue reading

Calling for End of “War Against Nature,” Greta Thunberg’s Arrival in US Brings Swell of Attention to Global Climate Strike

August 29, 2019 by Common Dreams “Something that’s really common among young people is we just aren’t given that platform. Now, Greta and millions of other kids are showing that we don’t need it handed to us. We can fight for the platform.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Children and… Continue reading

‘No Time Left for Business as Usual’: Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC

August 28, 2019 by Common Dreams “There’s a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings. We want them to think about what they’re doing with that power.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Students cheer and chant while… Continue reading