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Switzerland Sued Over Climate Inaction: 'This Is Huge'

2K older women had brought case over effects of heat waves to EU's high court for human rights

(Newser) - The European Court of Human Rights is holding an entire nation accountable for its tepid action against climate change, issuing a "landmark ruling" on Tuesday that Switzerland's lack of appropriate action violates its citizens' human rights, per the New York Times . "This is huge," University of...

Greta Thunberg Goes On Trial
Judge Acquits Greta Thunberg

Judge Acquits Greta Thunberg

Climate activist was accused of blocking access to London hotel during Energy Intelligence Forum

(Newser) - To the applause of the gallery, a London judge cleared Greta Thunberg on Friday of a charge of refusing a police order in connection with a protest last year. Judge John Law cited "significant deficiencies in the evidence" against the climate activist and four co-defendants, the AP reports. The...

Greta Thunberg Busted Again, This Time in London
Greta Thunberg Arrested Again

Greta Thunberg Arrested Again

This time in London for protesting Big Oil in front of an energy conference

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg was detained by British police on Tuesday alongside other climate activists who gathered outside a central London hotel to disrupt a major oil and gas industry conference. As the AP reports, Thunberg was among dozens of chanting protesters who sought to block access to the luxury InterContinental hotel...

Sweden Fines Greta Thunberg Again
Greta Thunberg Back in Court

Greta Thunberg Back in Court

Climate activist says 'We have the science on our side and we have morality on our side'

(Newser) - A Swedish court on Wednesday fined climate activist Greta Thunberg once again for disobeying police during an environmental protest in July in southern Sweden, reports the AP . The Malmo District Court ordered her to pay a 2,250 kroner ($206) fine. Thunberg, who already had been fined for a similar...

Greta Thunberg Bows Out of Event Over 'Greenwashing'

Climate activist cites sponsorship from investment firm with ties to fossil fuels

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg has pulled out of an international book festival, where she was slated to discuss her recent book on climate change, due to what she claims is "greenwashing" by the festival's main sponsor. The climate activist said she would not attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival, to...

Greta Thunberg: 'Justifiable' That I Ignored Cops

20-year-old climate activist fined $240 for refusing to leave protest site in Sweden last month

(Newser) - Last month, an unsurprising attendee showed up at a fossil fuels protest in Sweden and was detained: Greta Thunberg, who's been demonstrating in the name of climate change awareness since at least 2018. Local media reports that the 20-year-old activist was among those who stopped traffic on June 19...

Number of Nobel Peace Prize Nominees Is Lowest in 4 Years

305 nominees, and we don't know much about them

(Newser) - The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Wednesday that 305 candidates were nominated for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize by the Feb. 1 deadline, the lowest number in four years. The names of the 212 individuals and 93 organizations weren't released, reports the AP , in accordance with committee practice. The Oslo-based...

Police Carry Greta Thunberg Away From Coal Mine
Greta Thunberg Detained
at Mine Protest

Greta Thunberg Detained at Mine Protest

Officers carry her away from German site

(Newser) - Protests over a coal mine in western Germany only seem to be escalating. On Tuesday, police carried Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other protesters away from the edge of the open coal pit mine, where they were demonstrating against the ongoing destruction of a village to make way for...

Cops Confront Thunberg Over Coal Mine Controversy

Climate activist carried away by police after they say she wouldn't leave protest in Germany

(Newser) - For at least two years, climate activists have converged upon the German village of Luetzerath to protest a planned razing of the town to make way for the expansion of a nearby coal mine. This weekend, perhaps the most famous climate activist of our time showed up in solidarity at...

He Trolled Greta Thunberg. Days Later, an Arrest
He Trolled
Greta Thunberg.
Days Later,
an Arrest

He Trolled Greta Thunberg. Days Later, an Arrest

Influencer Andrew Tate, brother in custody in Romania on rape, human trafficking charges

(Newser) - This story has been updated to clarify how the pizza boxes came into play. Earlier this week, climate change activist Greta Thunberg got into it online with Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer, TikTok star, and controversial influencer who, until recently, had been kicked off most social media platforms. Now, a...

Greta Thunberg Zings Influencer Proud of Emissions
Greta Thunberg
Zings Andrew Tate

Greta Thunberg Zings Andrew Tate

She fires back after he boasts of 'enormous emissions'

(Newser) - Andrew Tate's attempt to mock Greta Thunberg could be considered a backfire. The former kickboxing champion and current TikTok star tagged her in a tweet Tuesday boasting about the number of cars he owns—33—along with a photo of him refueling one of them. "Please provide your...

Greta Pulls Off Epic Rickroll
Greta Pulls Off Epic Rickroll

Greta Pulls Off Epic Rickroll

She sings and dances at youth climate conference

(Newser) - It's not every rickroll that draws the attention of Rick Astley himself, but this one managed to do so. Greta Thunberg addressed a youth climate conference in Stockholm over the weekend, but the first words of her "speech" were a telling clue, notes the Independent . "We're...

Greta Thunberg Mocks World Leaders in 3 Words

'Blah, blah, blah'

(Newser) - A new study in Science on Monday suggested that children today will experience three times as many severe climate events as their grandparents, reports the Washington Post . On Tuesday, the voice of that generation in regard to climate change delivered a withering assessment of how world leaders are dealing with...

Jared Kushner Gets Nominated for Huge Prize

Alan Dershowitz nominates former president's son-in-law for Mideast 'Abraham Accords'

(Newser) - The Trump family will have a rooting interest in the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Jared Kushner has been nominated for the honor for his work in normalizing relations between Israel and four Arab nations, reports Reuters . The nomination of former President Trump's son-in-law came from attorney Alan Dershowitz, who...

Greta Thunberg Turns 18, Posts a Very Greta Tweet

Swedish climate activist also reveals her 2 birthday wishes

(Newser) - The precocious teen who stunned the world with her dedication to climate change is now a full-fledged adult. CNN reports that Swedish activist Greta Thunberg celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday, and in honor of her special day, she posted a tongue-in-cheek missive on Twitter. After thanking followers for their...

One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

Greta Thunberg Tosses Trump's Insult Back at Him

'Chill Donald, Chill!'

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg used Donald Trump's own words against him Thursday, tweeting some advice in response to the US president's "STOP THE COUNT!" tweet. "So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill...

One High-Profile Student Heads Back to School

Greta Thunberg is headed back to class after a year off, 'and it feels so great'

(Newser) - After a year off school to campaign on pressing for tougher action on curbing climate change, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she's returning to class. "My gap year from school is over, and it feels so great to finally be back in school again!" the 17-year-old...

Greta Turns Down 'More Money Than I Can Imagine'

$1.15M will go to green groups around the world

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg could be swimming in "more money than I can even begin to imagine." Instead, she'll donate $1.15 million to various projects addressing climate and ecological crises and those focused on sustainability. The 17-year-old climate activist was awarded the money as part of the Gulbenkian...

Greta Will Be on CNN Thursday. There's Controversy Over It

There's some 'confusion' as to why she's been asked to appear at a town hall on coronavirus

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg is confident she had the coronavirus a few weeks back—though it's not clear if that's why CNN has chosen her to appear in its Thursday town hall on the pandemic. Per the New York Post , the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist will appear with Dr. Sanjay...

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