The Metropolitan Police had said Extinction Rebellion protesters and their tents must leave the square by Monday evening. The force said it was a "proportionate and reasonable" move to end a major disruption.
Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate strike rally in Denver on Friday. Thunberg said she and fellow youth activists won't beg those in power to act because she expects leaders to keep ignoring them.
London Police say they've arrested 21 climate change activists over the past few days as the Extinction Rebellion group attempts to draw attention to global warming.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India was one of the leading nations in the fight against climate change, though its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions was "very low". In his address at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Modi elaborated on the steps taken by his government to fight climate change.
While the world is going gaga over teenage environment activist Greta Thunberg's thought-provoking speech on rising emissions, few are aware that an 11-year-old Indian girl was among 16 child petitioners who filed a complaint to protest lack of government action on the climate crisis. "Our government is working on paper, less on the ground," Haridwar native Ridhima Pandey said.
A march on Friday to the Parliament in New Zealand's capital Wellington was one of the largest protests ever held there and organizers needed to change their security plans to accommodate the crowd.
The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at a United Nations summit in New York.
Vladimir Putin signed the Paris Accord on climate change this year. But as the Barents Sea and the Arctic thaw faster, Russia is gearing up to monetise the potentially lucrative Northern Sea Route (NSR), which could make connectivity between Europe and Asia 40% faster. Russia focuses on benefits from upcoming addition of nearly 1.2m sqkm to its continental shelf.
Earth is in more hot water than ever before and so are we, an expert United Nations science panel warns in a grim new United Nations expert report.(AP)
Islands like Andaman and Nicobar might not be inhabitable in a few years due to the rise in sea level and increase in climatic events like cyclones, said one of the key authors of IPCC report. The report has cautioned that warming of oceans will increase the frequency and severity of climatic events like cyclones in India.
Part of a massive glacier on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc mountain range is close to collapse after accelerated melting in the late summer heat. This is the latest of a series of warnings about melting glaciers -- in the Alps and elsewhere -- as concern grows about the effects of climate change.
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