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The Guardian view on a Green New Deal: we need it now | Editorial

By Anne workforce / May 24, 2019

Policymakers ought not wait for economic theory to catch up with the environmental crisis The Green New Deal is probably the most fashionable policy in the English-speaking world. In Britain it is advocated by both Tory MPs and Jeremy Corbyn; while a non-partisan Canadian coalition of nearly 70 groups are backing such a scheme. However, […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez now has her own Wonder Woman-style comic book that’s being sold for $100 online, and DC Comics isn’t happy about it

By Anne workforce / May 24, 2019

Jack Plunkett/AP US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the subject of a new comic book: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: New Party, Who Dis? In one limited-release edition of the cover sent to a Bronx comic store in Ocasio-Cortez’s home district, the congresswoman nicknamed “AOC” bears a striking resemblance to Wonder Woman. DC Comics […]

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Why cities could hold the key to many of the world’s problems

By Anne workforce / May 17, 2019

From bike sharing to green energy, cities are often better at driving change than national governments Who has the answers? The UN? Scientists? Entrepreneurs? Nation states? “Ordinary” people? There is another subset of power, agency, ideas and progress that often gets overlooked in the search for solutions to the world’s problems. … Read more: […]

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The Guardian view on Greta Thunberg: seizing the future | Editorial

By Anne workforce / May 16, 2019

The Swedish teenager’s clarity and urgency have cut through layers of obfuscation and helplessness – and forced climate change up the agenda Nobody could have predicted that a Swedish teenager would shift the terms of the global climate debate in the way that Greta Thunberg has done. Since she began her school strike in Stockholm […]

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Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK

By Anne workforce / May 16, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters want a carbon-free UK by 2025. But can the financial and political hurdles be overcome? It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to your home. (Your gas boiler was outlawed years ago.) You […]

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