Category: Environment

Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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I didn’t think going car-free was possible: but it has changed my life | Funmi Shonibare

I took up a challenge from a climate charity – and suddenly my daughter and I were gliding past canals instead of sitting in traffic I’ve always been a driver at heart. I passed my test when I was 19, and I’ve been behind the wheel for most journeys since. After becoming a parent eight…
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Children aren’t the future: where have all the young climate activists gone? | Eleanor Salter

To avoid ‘youth-washing’ politicians and corporations, young people now are more likely to coalesce around radical policies or campaigns Between 2016 and 2020, children were the vital force at the centre of the climate movement. Youth strikers organised record-breaking mass mobilisations and protests between geography and double maths. In the US, young people from the…
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Children aren’t the future: where have all the young climate activists gone? | Eleanor Salter

To avoid ‘youth-washing’ politicians and corporations, young people now are more likely to coalesce around radical policies or campaigns Between 2016 and 2020, children were the vital force at the centre of the climate movement. Youth strikers organised record-breaking mass mobilisations and protests between geography and double maths. In the US, young people from the…
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Children aren’t the future: where have all the young climate activists gone? | Eleanor Salter

To avoid ‘youth-washing’ politicians and corporations, young people now are more likely to coalesce around radical policies or campaigns Between 2016 and 2020, children were the vital force at the centre of the climate movement. Youth strikers organised record-breaking mass mobilisations and protests between geography and double maths. In the US, young people from the…
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