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COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

COP26: Greta Thunberg says Glasgow summit should be postponed

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Greta Thunberg has told the BBC she does not plan to attend the UN climate conference due to be held in Glasgow this November.The 18-year-old Swedish climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance at COP26.She believes the summit should be postponed.She says the UK government, which is hosting the summit, should wait until global vaccination rates have risen.The summit will bring together world leaders with the aim of agreeing a plan to tackle climate change.Government has 'no plans' to delay climate summitCOP26: What, where, when?Who is Greta Thunberg and what does she want?Bishops would welcome Pope to COP26 climate summitMs Thunberg's decision is likely to be a significant blow for the UK government.The activist has attended every major climat...
Greta Thunberg to donate one-million-euro humanitarian prize

Greta Thunberg to donate one-million-euro humanitarian prize

Science
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish environment campaigner, has been awarded a new humanitarian prize worth one million euros.The 17-year-old founder of School Strike for Climate, won the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.Judges described her as "one of the most remarkable figures of our days".Ms Thunberg said she will be donating the prize money to charitable projects that are combating "the climate and ecological crisis".As well as being awarded Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2019, Ms Thunberg has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize.Responding to the news, she said: "I am extremely honoured to receive the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity."We're in a climate emergency, and my foundation will as quickly as possible donate all the prize money...
Famous birthdays for Jan. 3: Stephen Stills, Greta Thunberg

Famous birthdays for Jan. 3: Stephen Stills, Greta Thunberg

Entertainment
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include: -- Roman philosopher Cicero in 106 B.C. -- Feminist/abolitionist Lucretia Mott in 1793 -- American first lady Grace Coolidge in 1879 -- Author J.R.R. Tolkien in 1892 -- Football Hall of Fame Coach Hank Stram in 1923 -- Beatles record producer George Martin in 1926 File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Italian film director Sergio Leone in 1929 -- Brazilian composer Ernst Mahle in 1929 (age 91) -- Actor Robert Loggia in 1930 -- Actor Dabney Coleman in 1932 (age 88) -- Hockey Hall of Fame member Bobby Hull in 1939 (age 81) -- Musician Van Dyke Parks in 1943 (age 77) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Stephe...
Greta Thunberg’s father: ‘She is happy, but I worry’

Greta Thunberg’s father: ‘She is happy, but I worry’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Greta Thunberg's father has said he thought it was "a bad idea" for his daughter to take to the "front line" of the battle against climate change.Millions of people have been inspired to join the 16-year-old in raising awareness of environmental issues.But Svante Thunberg told the BBC he was "not supportive" of his daughter skipping school for the climate strike.Mr Thunberg said Greta was much happier since becoming an activist - but that he worries about the "hate" she faces.As part of the same broadcast, guest-edited by Greta for Radio 4's Today programme, Sir David Attenborough told her she had "woken up the world" to climate change.She called Sir David on Skype from Stockholm in Sweden, where sh...
Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Technology
Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bagsBy KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressDecember 15, 2019, 4:08 PM3 min readBERLIN -- Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags. The image has drawn plenty of comment online about the performance of German railways. Thunberg posted the tweet late Saturday with the comment “traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!” But German railway company Deutsche Bahn suggested that Thunberg may not have spent the whole time sitting ...