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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 […]

The contradiction in Hong Kong’s current approach to climate change: fly before you fry

Two news items this week concerning seemingly unrelated events caused me to take notice and remark upon the contradictions that characterise our era along with the cognitive dissonance harboured in all of us. The first of these was a notice that came in from my workplace reminding me that Tuesday May 14th was “No Tissue […]

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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 […]