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Meet the 'Anti-Greta'

Germany's Naomi Seibt, 19, will address CPAC this week

(Newser) - You're familiar with young climate activist Greta Thunberg . Now those who accuse her of being an alarmist have a young person of their own to spread their counter message—19-year-old Naomi Seibt of Germany, reports Mic . Seibt, nicknamed the "anti-Greta," is about to get what is perhaps... More »

Greta Thunberg Was 'Slowly Disappearing Into Some Kind of Darkness'

New book looks at her autism, eating disorder, and climate awakening

(Newser) - A new book excerpt reveals how Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and an eating disorder before emerging as the world's leading climate activist, the Guardian reports. Authored by the entire Thunberg family—mom Malena Ernman, opera singer; dad Svante Thunberg, actor; Greta's sister, Beata Ernman; and Greta herself—... More »

Coral Reefs in the Red Sea? That May Be All That's Left

Things aren't looking good by 2100, according to new simulations

(Newser) - "Honestly, most sites are out." That's the grim pronouncement from a University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher who looked at the likely status of the planet's coral reefs by 2100 based on projected climate conditions. Renee Setter and her team discovered that small areas of Baja... More »

8-Year-Old Climate Activist's Twitter Account Suspended

Move came after Licypriya Kangujam complained about being called 'Greta of India'

(Newser) - Licypriya Kangujam may be a young climate activist, but the 8-year-old is not "the Greta Thunberg of India." And after she pointed that out, she says, Twitter suspended her account. As the Daily Dot reports, the problems apparently started after Kangujam posted a series of tweets complaining about... More »

Greta's Davos Warning: 8 Years to Save the Planet

She asks world leaders what they will tell their children when catastrophe strikes

(Newser) - When Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum last year, she memorably told them that "your house is on fire," notes Rolling Stone . This year? "Our house is still on fire," she declared, adding that "your inaction is fueling the flames... More »

Greta at Rally: 'You Have Not Seen Anything Yet'

Teen climate activist addresses Swiss rally ahead of Davos summit

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg gained an international following when she condemned world leaders at the UN last year over inaction on climate change. She's apparently ready for more. “To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet," the... More »

Biggest Mass Die-Off of Seabirds Blamed on 'the Blob'

Huge mass of warm water killed 1M along US West Coast, says study

(Newser) - The name is a little jokey, but the consequences were not: Scientists are blaming the deaths of an estimated 1 million seabirds on the US West Coast on a giant patch of warm water they call "the Blob." Researchers think that amounts to the biggest mass die-off of... More »

Last Decade Was Hottest Ever, and We 'Haven't Seen Anything Yet'

NASA, NOAA say the 2010s set a record

(Newser) - The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two US agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records, the AP reports. The 2010s averaged 58.... More »

Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Sheen Take One for Climate Change

Stars arrested during DC climate change protest organized by Jane Fonda

(Newser) - Two new stars have joined the likes of Sally Field , Sam Waterston , Rosanna Arquette , and Ted Danson, among others, in being detained by police for attending Jane Fonda's climate change protests in Washington, DC. Deadline reports Martin Sheen and Joker star Joaquin Phoenix were among the nearly 150 activists... More »

OITNB Actress Giving Up Green Card: 'This Is War'

Yael Stone says she'll stay in her native Australia to reduce carbon emissions in climate change fight

(Newser) - An Orange Is the New Black alumnus is distressed at how climate change is affecting the world, and at her part in it—and so is putting "some skin in the game" to fight it. Yael Stone, who played Lorna Morello in the hit Netflix series, has long enjoyed... More »

Now Greta's Got a Beef With Meat Loaf

Singer thinks climate change activist has been 'brainwashed'

(Newser) - The Daily Mail secured an exclusive interview last week with "self-confessed sex god" Meat Loaf, and the 72-year-old performer once known as Marvin Lee Aday went after another big name: Greta Thunberg. Speaking of his skepticism on climate change, the singer said, "I feel for that Greta. She... More »

Moscow Forced to Use Fake Snow in Holiday Display

Residents used to harsh winters can expect more like this one

(Newser) - With Russia having its warmest winter on record, an executive decision was made: The government is trucking in artificial snow to Moscow in time for the city's New Year's celebration. The shipments are being added to a holiday display in the city center, the Guardian reports. An Instagram... More »

Greta Thunberg's Dad: I Didn't Love Her Early School Strikes

Svante Thunberg says he and Greta's mom made lifestyle changes 'to save my child'

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg's dad is glad to see she's now "very happy" in her work fighting climate change—but the Swedish dad of two says the activist path wasn't one he initially wanted the teen to follow and that he was "not supportive" of her early... More »

Greenland Ice: They'll Have to 'Invent New Upper Scenario'

It's melting 7 times faster than it did in the 1990s

(Newser) - Greenland's ice sheet is melting so fast that researchers will have to move the goalposts to estimate the impact on humans in the coming years. That's according to the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise, a consortium of nearly 100 polar scientists who reviewed all satellite observations of... More »

Sally Field Arrested: 'The Time Is Now'

'Norma Rae' actress latest to get hauled away by cops in Jane Fonda's DC climate change protests

(Newser) - In Norma Rae, Sally Field's character inspires her fellow workers to get behind the cause of unionizing. In real life on Friday, Sally Field helped fellow protesters to get behind the cause of climate change—and got arrested for it, the latest celebrity to join Jane Fonda in being... More »

After Trump Slam, Greta Gets Message From Michelle Obama

'Don't let anyone dim your light'

(Newser) - President Trump may think Greta Thunberg needs to "chill," but his predecessor's wife thinks the young Swedish climate activist is just fine as is. After Trump called it "ridiculous" this week that Thunberg became Time magazine's youngest ever Person of the Year, telling her to... More »

What's Needed Over Next Decade Is 'Unprecedented'

UN Environment Program releases annual Emissions Gap Report

(Newser) - It's called the Emissions Gap Report . NPR reports that "Chasm" might be a more appropriate word. It's the annual assessment put out by the UN Environment Program, and it was issued Tuesday to gloomy headlines. That's because "the summary findings are bleak," the report... More »

Environmentalists Alarmed Over Latest Amazon Data

Deforestation is at an 11-year high, Brazil says

(Newser) - Environmentalists are ringing alarm bells after Brazil released its latest data on the Amazon rainforest, CNN reports. According to the government, the rainforest lost nearly 3,800 square miles over 12 months through July 2019, marking an 11-year high in deforestation and a 29.5% increase over the year before.... More »

11K Scientists: 'Planet Earth Is Facing a Climate Emergency'

Declaration suggests 6 critical steps to take

(Newser) - More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have signed a declaration that doesn't beat around the bush: They declare "clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency." In the declaration from the Alliance of World Scientists, published in the journal BioScience , the scientists... More »

Greta Makes New Friends in Hollywood

The teen climate activist visits Los Angeles

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg hit Hollywood on Friday—and true to form, she hit hard. "Everywhere around the world, we can see these horrible environmental feedbacks that countless people are suffering and dying from," the 16-year-old activist said at an LA climate rally as wildfires raged across the state, CBS... More »

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