Tag: Thunberg, Greta

My Journey to Radical Environmentalism

I can’t quite remember the moment when I became radicalized about protecting the environment and the planet, but it happened last year. That’s late in life, I know. At 49 years old, it is very possible and even likely that I have more years behind me than in front of me, but that is when […]

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The Extremely Online Decade of ‘Get Out,’ Fake Meat and Crystals

ImageCredit…Illustration by The New York Times; photographs by Tom Jamieson for The New York Times, Doug Mills/The New York Times, Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times, and Getty Images This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Do you remember, dear reader, […]

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What We Got Wrong in 2019

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher This week on “The Argument,” pundit accountability! The columnists look back on where they went wrong in 2019. David Leonhardt says he failed to foresee how Joe Biden’s entry into the 2020 presidential race […]

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Dispatch From the Land of Flight Shaming, or How I Became a Train Boaster

Many travelers today are mindful of the environmental cost of flying, and perhaps nowhere more so than in Sweden. In the homeland of Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who has inspired a worldwide no-fly campaign and a generation of youth protesters, the buzzword is flygskam, or flight shame, a term that was added to […]

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Despite ‘Be Best’ Campaign, Melania Trump Stays Mum as Husband Mocks Greta Thunberg

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump, who last year promoted anti-cyberbullying tips as part of her child-focused kindness campaign called “Be Best,” sidestepped any comment Friday on President Trump’s recent decision to mock Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist, on Twitter. “‘Be Best’ is the first lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do […]

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Trevor Noah on Trump vs. Greta: Like F.D.R. Bullying Shirley Temple

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. President Spars With Teenager […]

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Trump Mocks Greta Thunberg on Twitter, and She Jabs Back

Two things have long obsessed President Trump: Time’s person of the year and the 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. This week they collided when Time picked her for its annual cover. It was never in doubt that the president would tweet about it. The only question was when. Early Thursday, the answer arrived. “So ridiculous,” […]

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Late Night Takes a Swig of Trump’s Impeachment Light

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘239 Pounds of Dead […]

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Greta Thunberg Is Time Person of the Year for 2019

Time on Wednesday named the young climate activist Greta Thunberg as its person of the year, in a nod to the next generation’s surging prominence in worldwide efforts to prevent the worst effects of climate change. It was an irony, perhaps, that the designation, announced on television on NBC’s “Today” program and online, is a […]

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Jane Fonda: The Climate Emergency Is a Political Emergency

It should come as no surprise that I believe in the power of protest. That’s why I moved to Washington to start what I call Fire Drill Fridays, joining the millions of young people around the world who turned out in the fall for protests to demand that our leaders act to save their futures. […]

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Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate

Greta Thunberg is sailing across the Atlantic, again. It’s much sooner than she had planned, but not before making her mark in the United States. Ms. Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, was scheduled to set sail from Hampton, Va., on Wednesday morning. This time, she will hitch a ride with an Australian couple that […]

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In Switzerland, Hints That the Far Right Has Run Out of Steam

SEELISBERG, Switzerland — Far-right and populist parties have seized influence and power across Europe in recent years, but Swiss voters appear poised to deliver a rebuke in parliamentary elections on Sunday to one of the first to gain political traction, the Swiss People’s Party. In the last parliamentary balloting, in 2015, the Swiss People’s Party […]

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Staring Down Donald Trump, the Same Elephant in Every Room

Every now and then, the internet coughs up a viral video that has the quality of found art. It may be jittery amateur iPhone footage; it may be a spontaneous moment captured by a pool photographer covering a news event. But it has the elegance and integrity and uncanny formal symmetry of something scripted. One […]

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Fire, Floods and Power Outages: Our Climate Future Has Arrived

SAN FRANCISCO — Now we suffer the consequences. In Northern California, power was cut to more than a million people this week. Near Houston, houses that flooded only two years ago just succumbed again. The South endured record-shattering fall heat waves. In Miami, salt water bubbled through street drains yet again as the rising ocean […]

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Jane Fonda Arrested During Climate Protest Outside U.S. Capitol

Jane Fonda was arrested outside the United States Capitol on Friday as part of a climate change protest, a high-profile act of civil disobedience by the Oscar-winning actress and Vietnam War objector, who said that she planned to reprise her role every Friday for the rest of the year. Ms. Fonda, 81, was among 16 […]

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Teacher Resigns After ‘Sniper Rifle’ Comment About Greta Thunberg

An Iowa high school teacher who was placed on administrative leave last week after he posted a threatening comment on social media about the climate activist Greta Thunberg has resigned, the school district confirmed on Friday. The teacher, Matt Baish, who taught chemistry at West High School in Waterloo, Iowa, said on Facebook on Oct. […]

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Arrest Us, Please! Extinction Rebellion’s Path to Success

LONDON — In February 2015, Simon Bramwell climbed into a tree near Bristol, in southwest England, to prevent workmen from cutting down a whole row of trees for a bus lane. “I’m terrified of heights, so it was quite a prospect,” Mr. Bramwell, 47, said in a telephone interview. Along with other activists, he made […]

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Teacher Put on Leave After ‘Sniper Rifle’ Comment About Greta Thunberg, District Says

An Iowa chemistry teacher was placed on administrative leave after saying on Facebook that he would not attend a rally featuring the climate activist Greta Thunberg because he didn’t “have my sniper rifle,” according to school officials and reports. The teacher, identified by school officials as Matt Baish, was placed on administrative leave pending an […]

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How the Climate Kids Are Short-Circuiting Right-Wing Media

The kids aren’t just all right — they’re scrambling the brains of their political enemies. Last Friday, millions of people, many of them children and teenagers, took to the streets during the Global Climate Strike, a protest inspired by Fridays for Future, the international youth effort started by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. The […]

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Greta Thunberg, After Pointed U.N. Speech, Faces Attacks From the Right

Video Speaking at the United Nations climate summit, the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a speech criticizing world leaders for their inaction on protecting the environment.CreditCreditCarlo Allegri/Reuters Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist from Sweden who delivered a much-watched speech at the United Nations on Monday, has been celebrated for her activism on climate […]

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