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Greta Thunberg: World must ‘tear up’ old contracts, build new systems to save climate

LONDON – Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday the world needed an economic overhaul to have a chance of beating climate change and that countries should be prepared to tear up old deals and contracts to meet green targets. The 17-year-old spoke to Reuters TV after she […]

Greta says planting not enough after Trump backs trillion tree plan

DAVOS, Switzerland – Greta Thunberg said planting trees was not enough to address climate change on Tuesday, in an apparent rebuke to a planting pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump. “Our house is still on fire,” Thunberg said, repeating her remarks at the annual meeting of […]

Are child crusaders, heroes fair game for adult critics?

NEW YORK — The point where childhood ends and adulthood begins isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Add the limelight and things can get complicated for young people who either voluntarily or through circumstances live very public lives. Those public lives often come with heaping helpings of adult-size […]

Breakingviews – Greta Thunberg will clog EU budget-airline engines

LONDON – Europe’s airlines are flying into a carbon cloud. New European Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen’s continental Green New Deal puts the sector firmly in the cross hairs. Her most obvious ammunition is removing the free rides airlines get from fuel tax and emissions credits. A […]

Climate pledges ‘misleading’, Greta tells UN meet

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday accused wealthier nations of inventing ways to avoid slashing their greenhouse gas emissions, branding their climate action “misleading” at a summit in Madrid. The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an “opportunity for countries […]

Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summit

MADRID – Greeted by a group of singing young activists and the massed ranks of the world’s media, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg arrived at the U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Friday, having taken a catamaran, train and electric car to reach the venue. The quietly spoken 16-year-old, […]

Greta Thunberg arrives by sail in Europe for climate talks

LISBON, Portugal — Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived Tuesday by catamaran in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States. The Swedish teen sailed to the Portuguese capital before heading to neighboring Spain to attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference […]

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