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The climate cost of flown asparagus: time for more careful food choices

Delegates at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will once again try to implement measures to halt our march towards disastrous global warming. And as new plans and goals are announced at the end of these conferences, the rest of us will continue with our daily routines, making only piecemeal changes in our lifestyles […]

The climate crisis requires sacrifices, and real change must begin with the G7 leaders themselves

Last week, clips of the G7 leaders descending and ascending the steps from their airplanes in Biarritz, France were briefly displayed on television news. These scenes of leaders going up and downstairs while waving to the public and diplomats are common news fodder signalling arrivals and departures during times of formal meetings or visits. Because […]

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‘Seas are rising, so are we’: Student protesters renew call for Hong Kong to declare a climate emergency

Hong Kong students marched through the rain on Sunday as they renewed their calls for more government action to tackle the climate crisis. Among their demands were for authorities to declare an environmental and climate emergency, and pledge to increase their use of renewable energy sources. The rally is the second of its kind to […]

Climate Strike Hong Kong: ‘There’s no planet B’ – Students stage protest strike, urging gov’t action

Hundreds of young environmentalists skipped school on Friday to urge Hong Kong authorities to take stronger action over climate change. Activists marched from Chater Garden in Central to the government headquarters in Admiralty wielding signs saying “Raise your voice, not the sea level” and “There is no planet B.” Some participants wore animal costumes to highlight […]