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After years of fighting, anti-fracking activists in Lancashire hailed the government’s 2019 ban on the practice. Richard Allen / Alamy Stock Photo

Environmental action: why some young people want an alternative to protests

Teenagers directly affected by fracking have voiced disappointment at the political process. They’re looking for other ways to make their voices heard
The beginning of the year has brought not only a cascade of bad news but also a wealth of great memes. With detached humour, people on the internet are identifying a problem, but the question remains: what do do about it? (Shutterstock)

Coronavirus, climate crisis, conflicts: Meme-ing our way through the ‘apocalypse’

Despite the nihilism and pessimism of internet memes, people ultimately understand the direness of the danger posed by a powerful virus, climate change and global instability.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg listens during a meeting with climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain. AP Photo/Paul White

The dangers of depicting Greta Thunberg as a prophet

Some have started to frame Thunberg’s activism in messianistic terms – and this can serve as fodder for climate deniers.
Some of the young people who are part of the lawsuit filed against the federal government, seen at a press conference in Vancouver, B.C., in October 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Kids facing effects of climate change are taking their governments to court

Two recent legal cases in Canada help explain the evolution of climate activism here and around the rest of the world.

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