The New Climate Activism

About the The New Climate Activism Series

Extinction Rebellion and the global school strikes led by Greta Thunberg have ensured climate activism hit the headlines throughout 2019. But is any of this really new? Or is it just the same old people with fancy new logos?

DeSmog has created a special series to try and understand how this new wave of campaigning has affected protests across the UK


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Editing by Mat Hope. Additional editorial assistance and multimedia by Jill Russo.

In This Series

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It has been a whirlwind year for climate activism. From Greta Thunberg's explosion onto the public stage at the annual UN climate negotiations in December 2018, to hitherto hidden masses shutting d...
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Extinction Rebellion and the global school strikes led by Greta Thunberg have ensured climate activism hit the headlines throughout 2019. But is any of this really new? Or is it just the same old p...
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In DeSmog UK's first ever audio feature, Soila Apparicio went to find out how the rise of XR and Greta has changed climate activism on the frontlines… If I asked you to picture a climate activist ...
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I saw Greta Thunberg for the first time in Poland at the end of last year. It was during the early days of the Katowice UN climate negotiations. She was sitting in a makeshift TV studio, having her...